Palace for oligarch. Mansion on Rublevskoe highway area of 6000m2 belongs to Victor Rashnikov
The media found out, who owns a luxurious palace on Rublevo-Uspensky highway in Moscow, priced at 70-90 million dollars.
The September issue of the Russian version of Architectural Digest magazine has attracted media attention to the luxurious palace in Moscow, designed by the fashion world-known architect Joseph Karam, according to the publication of Departures edition, the architecture designer, who is a famous among the Russian oligarchs and Arab princes.
The palace of 6000 m2, designed in Palladian style, which was preferred for several centuries by the French royal family, is striking in its splendor and authenticity of the era in photographs that abundantly illustrated in Review ADMagazine.
According to the publication, the construction and design of the palace, in which there are 118 rooms, lasted at least six years.
At the disposal of the architect was no less than a hundred art and craft shops: painters, blacksmiths, upholsterers, masons and cabinetmakers.
Such luxury may not belong to a man, who is little known, it was reasonable suggest of journalists of TV channel Dozhd and as a result of its own investigation found that the owner of the palace, which was discovered in the exclusive village Riitta on Rublevo-Uspenskoe highway, according to the Russian State Register, is the Head of Directors’ Board Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Victor Fillipovich Rashnikov (23th place ranking in Forbes with a fortune of 3.8 billion dollars).
Starting work at MMK in 1968 as a mechanic, Rashnikov headed the plant after 29 years, and in a few years has increased the number of his shares to a controlling stake.
It is known that Rashnikov was a confidant of Vladimir Putin in the presidential election of 2000. The businessman was elected to the State Duma from the Edinaya Rossiya party twice, but in both cases after the election he refused from mandate.
In addition, Rashnikov actively involved in the political life of the Chelyabinsk Region, into the Legislative Assembly of which he was elected five times in a row.
It is also known that Viktor Rashnikov does not provide the income statement in the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region, because he does not receive a salary in the Parliament, combining lawmaking with the business. In the last known declaration of income in 2007 Rashnikov declared 293 million rubles.
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