Sechin’s ex-wife sells Bentley, his gift, for $178.000 

Sechin’s ex-wife sells Bentley, his gift, for $178.000
Bentley Bentayga Photo: Life

Omsk businessman Konstantin Voronkevich has become the new owner of the car. However, he cannot register world’s one of the most luxurious SUVs given his fine debts and $311 worth of taxes.

Olga Rozhkova, the ex-wife of the Rosneft head Igor Sechin, sold her husband’s gift for 12 million rubles ($178.000). A Bentley Bentayga SUV is considered one of the world’s most expensive and luxurious cars. Konstantin Voronkevich, a 37-year-old Omsk businessman, bought the rare automobile. However, he cannot register the expensive SUV given his fine debts and $311 worth of taxes.

Sechin and Rozhkova divorced in Moscow’s Dorogomilovskiy Court on June 14, 2017. Rozhkova is rumored to have been cheating with an Italian racing driver, Francesco Provenzano, 31. The Rosneft head left an allowance for the maintenance of their daughter, real estate and cars: a Bentley Bentayga W12 Twin Turbo worth over 20 million rubles ($297.000) and a Mercedes-Benz AMG S63.

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Konstantin Vorontsevich is an individual entrepreneur engaged in bus transportation, according to the SPARK database. The Bentayga is the second Bentley in his fleet. In August 2017, the entrepreneur purchased a Bentley Continental Flying Spur; a used one costs 5-7 million rubles ($103.900). He bought a vanity number plate that had previously been on another expensive car: a BMW of the daughter of lawyer Mikhail Barshchevsky, Natalia. Such number plates cost a few million rubles in the shadow market.

On August 13, 2018, bailiffs imposed restrictions on registration of both Vorontsevich's cars. They can be sold and bought, but not registered with the traffic police. The reason was the businessman's tax and fine debts of 21.000 rubles ($311). Besides, Vorontsevich has to pay 14.000 rubles’ worth of speeding fines ($208).

Over the past three years, the court of the Omsk’s Oktyabrsky district has found the businessman guilty of evading payment of a fine more than 10 times (Art. 20.25 of the Code of Administrative Offenses), but he continues to ignore the fines and the court decisions.

Despite the fact that the debt is incomparable to the value of both of Vorontsevich’a Bentleys (about 20 million rubles), bailiffs have the right to take measures. The attachment may be removed in two ways: by turning to the court with a demand to lift the attachment as it is against the law, or by contacting the bailiff directly after paying the debt, lawyer Taras Kotosin said.

Forbes wrote in 2014 that Igor Sechin married "one of his young employees". There was no wedding date or the employee’s name in the report. In June 2016, Life published a video from a private party at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, where a blonde woman accompanied Sechin; it was Olga Rozhkova.

In the summer of 2016, Novaya Gazeta published an article called The Secret of Princess Olga, which was about the yacht named St. Princess Olga; it allegedly belonged to Rozhkova. The yacht was valued at $100 million. In October 2016, Sechin went to court to make Novaya Gazeta refute the claim that either he or his wife had something to do with the yacht. In mid-2017, after the couple’s divorce, the ship was renamed to Amore Vero ("True Love").

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