Queen of Great Britain turns out to own luxury apartments in Moscow
Premises worth nearly $ 9.5 million are intended for Canadian officials.
Four apartments located not far from the apartments of billionaire Oleg Deripaska and ex-minister Mikhail Abyzov in Moscow turned out to be registered in the name of the Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II. The total area of the premises is 839 square meters, and their total cadastral value amounts to 540 million rubles ($ 8.5 million), while the market value is more than 580 million rubles ($ 9.1 million), the publication Baza writes.
The largest apartment (320 sq. m.) is owned by the government of Canada, the embassy of the country reported. “Canada is a constitutional monarchy, and the head of state is Queen Elizabeth II,” the diplomatic mission explained.
The apartments are located in a house with round-the-clock security and access control in the First Obydensky Lane, a 10-15 minute walk from the Canadian Embassy. The queen herself has never been in them, and visited Russia only once, in 1994. According to the diplomatic protocol, Elizabeth II cannot make a working visit to the same country twice, but this does not exclude an unofficial visit.