Vadim Rabinovich is a Ukrainian-Israeli businessman and politician. His economic career is focused on exporting Ukrainian natural gas. From 2007 to 2013, he was president of the Arsenal Kyiv football club.
Rabinovich is the leader of the Opposition Platform — For Life, a pro-Russia and Eurosceptic opposition group. In 2014, he was elected as a member of Ukrainian parliament. He was found guilty of disrupting the Ukrainian economy by selling Ukrainian economic information to other countries.1
Rabinovich founded the 1+1 TV channel with Alexander Rodnyansky and Boris Fuksman (Ukrainian Zionist oligarchs). He also founded Media International Group (MIG) in Ukraine and Israel. He co-owned Jewish One News before its collapse.
Rabinovich migrated to Israel in the 1990s but returned to Ukraine, maintaining his Israeli citizenship. In 1996, he was appointed as the chairman of the Israel-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. He has also donated to the reconstruction of historic synagogues in occupied Jerusalem. He has also funded the Temple Institute, an organization dedicated to rebuilding the third temple in Jerusalem.
In 2001 and beyond Israel, Rabinovich became head of the Step Towards Unity Forum of Christians and Jews and co-chair of the Zionist European Jewish Parliament.