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Superyacht sales surge thanks to wealthy Americans amid Russian oligarchs' retreat

A total of 203 superyachts were sold globally in 2023 — a 17% drop from last year, according to the…

Geoff Weiss   


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A pro-Kremlin oligarch's impounded yacht is being auctioned off — with the money going to Ukraine

The Royal Romance, owned by Viktor Medvedchuk, would be the first seized asset sold to help fund Uk…

Thibault Spirlet   


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Judges just unsanctioned 2 Russian oligarchs worth almost $20 billion

A top European court found there was insufficient evidence that Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven had b…

George Glover   


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Ukraine needs $1 trillion to rebuild. The country's oligarchs plan to loot it.

Insiders fear that under Andriy Yermak, Zelensky's right-hand man, Ukraine's influx of foreign aid …

Paul Starobin   


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Eric Schmidt was supposed to buy a yacht once owned by a Russian oligarch. Here's the one he bought instead.

Eric Schmidt backed out of buying the Alfa Nero megayacht last year and instead purchased the Shahi…

Madeline Berg   


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Insiders still have no idea what's going to happen to Russian oligarchs' seized superyachts

Russian oligarchs' superyachts seized as part of sanctions resulting from Russia's Ukraine invasion…

Madeline Berg   


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A teen posing as an oligarch's son mysteriously jumped to his death after befriending a gangster and a crypto millionaire

New evidence is emerging in the death of Zac Brettler, a 19-year-old who jumped from a fifth-floor …

Mikhaila Friel   


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A Russian oligarch's megayacht seized by the US is costing taxpayers a fortune, and the government is desperate to sell

US officials say the $300-million Amadea is owned by Suleiman Kerimov, a sanctioned Russian billion…

Pete Syme   


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Disgraced former FBI agent Charles McGonigal pleads guilty to working with a sanctioned Russian oligarch

Charles McGonigal was charged with taking money from a Russian oligarch in defiance of US economic …

Mattathias Schwartz,Rebecca Cohen   


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Putin's mouthpiece lashed out after the US announced plan to send $5.4 million in seized Russian oligarch funds to Ukrainian veterans

The $5.4 million figure is the exact amount that a US judge ordered seized from Russian oligarch Ko…

Erin Snodgrass   


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Rupert Murdoch's new Russian fiancée ties him to a sprawling web of money with some surprising connections

Murdoch is engaged to Elena Zhukova. Zhukova's daughter was previously married to the Russian oliga…

Kwan Wei Kevin Tan   


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The US wants to auction off an oligarch's seized $300 million yacht that's been racking up $600,000 a month in maintenance

Another Russian oligarch — who hasn't been sanctioned — claims to own the yacht and wants the ship …

Huileng Tan   


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A Yale professor is slamming Bill Ackman's campaign against Harvard, calling the billionaire investor an 'odious' oligarch

"Time to stand up to people like him. He's odious," said Yale public health professor Gregg Gonsalv…

Kwan Wei Kevin Tan   


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Putin has a secret palatial home near Finland with yachts, 2 helipads, and a private waterfall: report

The property is located in Marialakhti Bay in Karelia, a region in northwestern Russia bordering Fi…

Tom Porter   


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Steve Bannon's attack on 'oligarch' Rupert Murdoch shows just how far the rift between Fox News and Trump allies has grown

Trump allies are stirring opposition to the conservative network after reports that its executives …

Tom Porter   


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Ukraine announces arrest of oligarch in upscale French ski resort after accusing him of financial crimes

French law enforcement detained Konstantin Zhevago in a hotel in the French ski resort of Courcheve…

Sinéad Baker   


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White House unveils plan to sell Russian oligarchs' houses and yachts to help Ukraine

The White House said the plan would help United States use forfeited oligarch funds to remediate ha…

Sinéad Baker,Ben Gilbert   


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Russian oligarchs: Who they are, why they're so wealthy, why they've been sanctioned, and how they've responded

Russia's oligarchs have seen their yachts, private jets, and luxury property detained under Western…

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A Russian billionaire said he only found out he was sanctioned when he read it in the news while on vacation, days before his 50th birthday

Andrey Melnichenko's wealth has fallen by almost a third since he was sanctioned. He told Weltwoche…

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