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The invasion of Russian oligarchs

09 June 2013 / 13:06:52  GRReporter
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The crisis may have chosen Greece for its permanent residence but the rich prefer it as a destination. They are in love, in the literal sense, with Greece’s unique landscapes and now they want to have a piece of this beauty like a realisation of their dreams.

Recently, dozens of oligarchs, whose names constantly appear in Forbes’s list, seem to be prospective suitors for a poor but beautiful and honest bride. And this time the bride is not one of the famous Cycladic brides - they will probably look like poor relatives soon, since they were bought by ordinary VIPs. Now, other areas are becoming famous – such as Porto Heli, which is starting to acquire the shine of a principality, and its princes come from Russia: a country that knows how to create them.

Russian Roman Abramovich was surprisingly interested in this place, and, this year, his compatriot Oleg Deripaska did the same - he is called "the king of aluminium" because he has managed to create the first enterprise in Russia for the processing of aluminium, which is among the top 10 in the world. Last year, the Russian oligarch visited Porto Heli and his presence did not go unnoticed, since his personal yacht “Queen K” alone was the biggest attraction of the area for many days. It is 72 metres long, designed in oriental style and, of course, has a helicopter constantly available.

Deripaska's personal history shows some melodrama - at least he himself presents it this way, as well as all "self-created" oligarchs who respect themselves and try to convince everyone else that their wealth is the result of hard work, without explaining, however, what kind of work it is and for whom. The event occurred between hard-working Oleg and President Putin, when the latter visited the poor working-class town of Pikalevo in order to oblige the oligarch to finally pay the workers in the mines. The President, obviously angry, upbraided Deripaska in the presence of workers, calling him insensitive and threw a pen at him telling him to sign the payment orders immediately - something Oleg did at once, of course, experiencing humiliation that has never happened to him before.

Anyway, Oleg is not scared, he is still ... working hard in order to make his empire even greater, and, ultimately, to settle things with Putin and have the luxury of choosing only the best and most beautiful for himself - for example, his wife, Polina, who is surprisingly beautiful, and his moneybox, which, at least according to Forbes magazine, has 8.5 billion euro inside. As it has turned out, however, no piggy-bank, no matter how many billions it contains, can separate the human soul from the simple joys of life, like walking barefoot on the sand, the sound of splashing waves and the light of the midday sun, plus, of course, the taste of grilled octopus.

Therefore, although money is a good thing, as well as Forbes’s lists, a small house in Porto Heli is worth more than that. And it is even better if it is something more than a house – with 18 rooms, three swimming pools and a 50-acre garden. Anyway ... money is no problem.

Tags: Oleg Deripaska Russian oligarchs Porto Heli properties
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