Corrections and clarifications

Articles on January 26 2016, March 4 and 29 2021 repeated previous reports which wrongly claimed that Roman Abramovich gave the yacht Olympia to Vladimir Putin in 2002, and lost Le Grand Bleu, a different yacht he bought from Microsoft tycoon Paul Allen, perfectxml. in a poker game to his friend Eugene Shvidler in 2006. 

We accept that these allegations are not correct.

Mr Abramovich has never owned Olympia and did not give it or any other yacht to Mr Putin; nor did he buy Le Grand Bleu from Mr Allen or lose it to Mr Shvidler. 

We apologise to Mr Abramovich for the errors and have agreed to make a donation to a charity of his choice.


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