Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich

The rags-to-riches Russian billionaire has spent millions pushing Chelsea football club to the top of the English Premier League, but where does the money come from?

John Sweeney looks beyond the tabloid headlines to find the truth about the man behind Chelski. It’s an investigation that takes him from frozen Siberia to sun-kissed Cyprus via Swiss cheese and mudpacks, and reveals an extraordinary portrait of post-Soviet Russia.

Sweeney addresses the questions that other journalists might shy away from as he seeks to learn how Abramovich came to be a major shareholder in one of Russia’s biggest oil companies, and what made him his fortune.