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Renault Sells Russian Assets to Moscow, Mayor Wants to Revive Soviet-Era Moskvich Brand
Renault Sells Russian Assets to Moscow, Mayor Wants to Revive Soviet-Era Moskvich Brand

16 May 2022, 08:22 UTC / The Renault Group’s board of directors unanimously decided to sell 100% of the carmaker’s shares in Renault Russia to the Russian government

 
Poof! $150 Million Color-Changing Superyacht Pacific Has Gone Dark
Poof! $150 Million Color-Changing Superyacht Pacific Has Gone Dark

16 May 2022, 03:07 UTC / Owned by Russian oligarch Leonid Mikhelson, who is on several sanctions list, Pacific was last located in the Caribbean Sea. It then turned its trackers off

 
Superyacht Amadea Is Too Expensive for Fiji, at $1 Million a Week in Maintenance Costs
Superyacht Amadea Is Too Expensive for Fiji, at $1 Million a Week in Maintenance Costs

14 May 2022, 04:03 UTC / Fiji authorities want the controversial megayacht gone because it costs too much to maintain it. Amadea has been stuck there since it was arrested in April

 
This Bugatti Chiron - GAZ-21 Cross Is Quite an Interesting Homemade Frankenvehicle
This Bugatti Chiron - GAZ-21 Cross Is Quite an Interesting Homemade Frankenvehicle

13 May 2022, 11:17 UTC / If you’re going to show off your fabricator skills, you might as well try and do it with a Bugatti. Dashing Axe workshop did just that, but with a twist

 
$400 Million Flying Fox Megayacht Is Rushing to Turkey After Secretive Departure
$400 Million Flying Fox Megayacht Is Rushing to Turkey After Secretive Departure

11 May 2022, 06:33 UTC / Flying Fox was detained in the Dominican Republic for one month while under investigation, left there in secret, and is now heading to Turkey

 
The U.S. Can’t Sell Seized Billionaires’ Superyachts (Yet), So They’re Floating Money Pits
The U.S. Can’t Sell Seized Billionaires’ Superyachts (Yet), So They’re Floating Money Pits

10 May 2022, 07:50 UTC / The difference between a floating palace and a floating money pit is in the lack of a legal framework and precedents for the sale of seized assets of this kind

 
The U.S. Has to Pay $30 Million in Annual Running Costs for Seized Amadea Megayacht
The U.S. Has to Pay $30 Million in Annual Running Costs for Seized Amadea Megayacht

8 May 2022, 05:45 UTC / Once the appeal on seizure is heard, the U.S. will move Amadea into territorial waters and may proceed to sell it auction. Until then, it has to pay

 
Russia Fights in Ukraine With War Vehicles Equipped With 31-Year Old Tires
Russia Fights in Ukraine With War Vehicles Equipped With 31-Year Old Tires

6 May 2022, 06:16 UTC / The Russians put everything they could find into the fight, even vehicles equipped with tires "made in USSR" that are 31 years old.

 
Stranded $75 Million Superyacht Axioma Shows Damages No One Can Repair Right Now
Stranded $75 Million Superyacht Axioma Shows Damages No One Can Repair Right Now

4 May 2022, 10:40 UTC / Axioma was arrested in Gibraltar by Spanish authorities in late March after owner Dmitry Pumpyansky was included on the sanctions list, and it’s stuck there

 
World’s First Private Icebreaker Superyacht Goes Dark as Banker Owner Laments His Fate
World’s First Private Icebreaker Superyacht Goes Dark as Banker Owner Laments His Fate

4 May 2022, 08:01 UTC / Oleg Tinkov, who commissioned the $100 million La Datcha icebreaker explorer superyacht, is now living in exile after becoming persona non-grata

 
NATOwave: a Viral Meme Bringing Allied War Machines Into Focus
NATOwave: a Viral Meme Bringing Allied War Machines Into Focus

3 May 2022, 16:17 UTC / At the end of the day, these memes send a profound yet simple message. NATO will not be intimidated by Russian aggressions in Ukraine

 
Oh, Deer! Almost $5M of John Deere Equipment Stolen From Ukraine Was Remotely Locked
Oh, Deer! Almost $5M of John Deere Equipment Stolen From Ukraine Was Remotely Locked

2 May 2022, 20:56 UTC / A John Deere dealership in Melitopol, Ukraine, was left without almost $5 million worth of farming vehicles. Russian troops stole them, but there's a catch

 
Custom Tumbler Replica Is Calling to the Batman in You, at Half the Price
Custom Tumbler Replica Is Calling to the Batman in You, at Half the Price

2 May 2022, 12:38 UTC / One-off Batmobile built entirely by hand and powered by a V8 is for sale, asking half of the amount other replicas usually get

 
Renault Dumping Its 68% Stake in Russia’s Biggest Carmaker for One Rouble
Renault Dumping Its 68% Stake in Russia’s Biggest Carmaker for One Rouble

28 Apr 2022, 08:47 UTC / Renault will reportedly transfer its 68% stake in AvtoVAZ to an automotive research institute, while its factory in Moscow goes to the Russian government

 
The U.S. Has to Pay for Billionaire’s Superyacht After Seizure, and It’s Not Cheap
The U.S. Has to Pay for Billionaire’s Superyacht After Seizure, and It’s Not Cheap

28 Apr 2022, 04:32 UTC / Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg was included on the sanctions list, and his superyacht Tango was seized in Spain by U.S. authorities. Now, they have to pay for it

 
No More Chinese-Made DJI Drones for Russia and Ukraine as Both Sides Use Them for War
No More Chinese-Made DJI Drones for Russia and Ukraine as Both Sides Use Them for War

27 Apr 2022, 07:16 UTC / Chinese drone maker DJI becomes the first major company from the country to suspend its activities in Russia, but also Ukraine, over improper use of its drones

 
Russian Planes Travel Almost Record Distance to Recover Expelled Diplomats
Russian Planes Travel Almost Record Distance to Recover Expelled Diplomats

20 Apr 2022, 12:40 UTC / A Russian Ilyushin Il-96-300 flew for 15,163 km (9,421 miles) last week, in stages, to recover expelled diplomats from Spain and Greece

 
Russian Gold King’s Megayacht Trapped in Fiji as the U.S. Is Trying to Seize It
Russian Gold King’s Megayacht Trapped in Fiji as the U.S. Is Trying to Seize It

20 Apr 2022, 07:53 UTC / Amadea, the Lurssen megayacht that tried to flee to safety, is now in limbo in Fiji, where local and U.S. authorities are trying to impound it

 
No Google Maps Change to Expose Russian Military Bases, Google Says
No Google Maps Change to Expose Russian Military Bases, Google Says

19 Apr 2022, 22:02 UTC / The Mountain View-based search giant says the change that was announced by the Ukrainian military didn’t actually happen; no images have been unblurred

 
Here’s Russian Warship Moskva Right Before Sinking in the Black Sea
Here’s Russian Warship Moskva Right Before Sinking in the Black Sea

19 Apr 2022, 05:42 UTC / Footage and photos after the Neptune missile attack have emerged online, and they seem to confirm Kyiv’s version of events: Moskva was downed by enemy fire