Namesake of Timchenko's son sells $5m-apartment to namesake of Sechin's daughter
Other owners of apartments in the Shvedsky Dead End in the center of Moscow include the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko and other current and former high-ranking officials and their families.
Inga Karimova, the full namesake of Rosneft CEO’s daughter bought one of the four apartments in a building in the Shvedsky Dead End downtown Moscow from the full namesake of the son of Ivan Timchenko, the owner of the Volga Group, Dozhd reported. Some former and current high-ranking officials and their families, as well as influential media figures and show business people own apartments in the same building. According to the TV channel, the area of the apartment is 200 square meters.
Rosneft vice-president Mikhail Leontiev said the company "does not know" who were the people that made the deal. "I don’t see how this could be an object of any interest. People buy apartments," Leontiev said. The Volga Group did not comment on the deal.
The building in the Shvedsky Dead End was built in 2002. According to Rosreestr, some owners of its apartments include the Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko, Transneft CEO Nikolai Tokarev, Igor Sechin’s ex-wife Marina Sechina, Channel One general director Konstantin Ernst, actor Nikolai Karachentsov - or their full namesakes.
According to real estate expert Elena Yurgeneva, the building itself is not considered elite housing, however the cost of apartments is affected by those living there. Currently, a square meter in the building is worth 23.000 dollars. If it were not for the top-echelon neighbors, the price would not exceed 12.000 dollars per a square meter. Now the cost of an apartment purchased by the alleged daughter of Sechin is about 4.7 million dollars.