yachts of the Russian Federation began to be massively arrested in the EU (photo) – UNIAN

UNIAN has compiled a list of yachts that Russian oligarchs have lost due to the EU’s “special economic operation”.

After Russia launched a massive invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the European Union imposed sanctions against a number of Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin and supporting his policies. So, among the list of “sanctioned” names were Solovyov, Mordashov, Usmanov, and among their seized property – luxurious villas, fashionable mansions and kilometer-long yachts. UNIAN has compiled a list of yachts that Russian oligarchs have lost due to the EU’s “special economic operation”.

Dilbar yacht by Alisher Usmanov

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The 512-foot yacht Dilbar, worth almost 600 million, topped the top 25 most expensive superyachts in the world according to Bloomberg. On board is a 25-meter swimming pool, which is the largest pool ever installed on a yacht.

Usmanov purchased Dilbar in 2016 for $600 million from the German shipbuilder Lürssen, which built it to order over a period of 52 months.

Usmanov is considered close to the circle of Vladimir Putin, a multi-billionaire.

Yacht Lady M Alexey Mordashov



The 65-meter yacht Lady M 65 meters, worth from 55 to 65 million dollars, is in the Italian port of Imperia. On board are six double guest cabins and seven double cabins for 14 crew members. The yacht is able to cross the Atlantic Ocean in eight days. Its figurehead was designed in Art Deco style and depicts a jumping jaguar.

In October 2021, it was reported that Mordashov was selling Lady M because he had a new 142m Nord superyacht.

One of Russia’s richest billionaires, Alexei Mordashov, owns the Russian steel holding Severstal. His fortune is $ 23.1 billion, he ranks 65th in the world ranking of billionaires and third in Russia. Close to Vladimir Putin.

Yacht Quantum Blue by Sergei Galitsky



The Quantum Blue yacht, 104 meters long, owned by Russian businessman Sergei Galitsky, was seized in Monaco. It was designed by the world’s best specialists Tim Heywood and Alberto Pinto’s studio. Quantum Blue is still one of the thirty largest yachts in the world.

Sergei Galitsky, (before marrying Harutyunyan), owner of the Magnit network. On February 16, 2018, he sold a 29.1% stake in his chain of retail stores to VTB.

Yacht Valerie by Sergei Chemezov

The cost of the 85-meter yacht Valerie – 140 million dollars. She was built at the Lürssen shipyards in Germany in 2011 and accommodates 27 crew members and 17 guests. According to Marine Traffic, the yacht was in Barcelona from 9 February to 14 March.

The ship is registered to Chemezov’s stepdaughter, Anastasia Ignatova, through a company in the British Virgin Islands. Chemezov himself is a former KGB officer who heads Rostec. The other day he said that Russia would come out “the winner”, despite the sanctions.

Yacht Crescent Igor Sechin

The other day, Spanish authorities detained a 135-meter Crescent yacht worth $600. Western media reports that it may belong to the president of the Russian oil company Rosneft, Igor Sechin.

Sechin is considered one of the most influential figures in Russia. He has been working side by side with Vladimir Putin since the early 90s. When the future president of Russia in 1991 headed the foreign relations committee of the mayor’s office of then Leningrad, Sechin was appointed head of his apparatus.

Yacht Amore Vero by Igor Sechin

However, this is not the only yacht that was confiscated from the president of Rosneft. The 86-meter Amore Vero costs about $120 million. Capacity – 14 people. On board there is an elevator, gym, jacuzzi and spa. The yacht also has a swimming pool, which, if necessary, turns into a helipad.

Yacht “A” Andrey Melnichenko



A is a 143-meter and the largest motorsailer in the world, a sailing yacht that was launched in 2017. Its cost is 530 million euros, and the ship weighs about 13,000 tons.

Russian oligarch Andrei Melnichenko is ranked sixth on the list of Russian billionaires according to Bloomberg.

Recall that the people’s deputy from the Opposition Platform for Life and Putin’s godfather Viktor Medvedchuk, who not so long ago escaped from house arrest, also loses property. His 92-meter yacht Royal Romance, which costs $ 200 million, was arrested in Croatia.

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