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Kim Jong Un Loved His Ride in the Aurus Senat Limo, So Putin Gave Him One as a Gift
Kim Jong Un Loved His Ride in the Aurus Senat Limo, So Putin Gave Him One as a Gift

21 Feb 2024, 06:31 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Better late than never: after Kim Jong Un's visit to Russia in September 2023, Putin sends over limo gift to North Korea

 
Crew on Seized $700 Million Megayacht Use Fire Hoses, Drones to Keep Journalists Away
Crew on Seized $700 Million Megayacht Use Fire Hoses, Drones to Keep Journalists Away

14 Feb 2024, 12:43 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Scheherazade is believed to be the biggest vessel in Putin's personal fleet and has been under seizure in Italy since May 2022. It's bustling with activity

 
A $31 Million Upgrade on a $110+ Million Superyacht Gets You a Gold Freestanding Tub
A $31 Million Upgrade on a $110+ Million Superyacht Gets You a Gold Freestanding Tub

18 Sep 2023, 05:51 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Kosatka (ex Graceful) is Putin’s second yacht and his favorite. It’s just completed a full refit, even though both the vessel and the owner are under sanctions

 
$100M Graceful Superyacht Underwent a $31M Refit Under Sanctions, Is Ready to Cruise Again
$100M Graceful Superyacht Underwent a $31M Refit Under Sanctions, Is Ready to Cruise Again

23 Aug 2023, 10:23 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Graceful is now transmitting under Kosatka (Killer Whale) and has been refurbished after it was rushed out of Germany in early 2022. It’s Putin’s favorite yacht

 
Vladimir Putin Adds to His Fleet of Luxury Toys: A Tractor That He Got as Birthday Gift
Vladimir Putin Adds to His Fleet of Luxury Toys: A Tractor That He Got as Birthday Gift

11 Oct 2022, 09:07 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Europe’s “last dictator” Alexander Lukashenko attends birthday celebrations for Putin’s 70th with a gift certificate for a homemade tractor

 
Putin’s $119 Million Superyacht Graceful Is Now Called Killer Whale, On the Move Again
Putin’s $119 Million Superyacht Graceful Is Now Called Killer Whale, On the Move Again

5 Oct 2022, 03:26 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Graceful fled Germany before work on it was completed and retired to Kaliningrad. It’s on the move again, heading to St. Petersburg under a new name

 
$600 Million Megayacht Scheherazade Was a Christmas Gift From Putin's Friends
$600 Million Megayacht Scheherazade Was a Christmas Gift From Putin's Friends

11 Sep 2022, 05:36 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / 2014 was a good year for President Putin, and his oligarch friends celebrated it by chipping in to buy him one of the most expensive megayachts in the world

 
Cops Raid “Rich and Successful” Supercar Parade in Moscow, Arrest Shocked Owners
Cops Raid “Rich and Successful” Supercar Parade in Moscow, Arrest Shocked Owners

30 Aug 2022, 05:16 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Organized by crypto-millioniare Alexei Khitrov, the raid was meant to stand for elite networking but fell foul of current regulations on public gatherings

 
$700 Million Megayacht Scheherazade Is Now Officially a “Houseboat”
$700 Million Megayacht Scheherazade Is Now Officially a “Houseboat”

18 Aug 2022, 03:37 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / One of the largest, most luxurious and most secretive megayachts in the world is now a Malaysia-flagged houseboat, still under arrest in Italy

 
Biker Gang The Night Wolves, aka Putin’s Angels, Is Hit by Sanctions
Biker Gang The Night Wolves, aka Putin’s Angels, Is Hit by Sanctions

25 Jul 2022, 08:41 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The EU singles out the motorcycle club, founder Alexander “The Surgeon” Zaldostanov and three others, in a bid to stop them from spreading propaganda

 
U.S. Goes After Superyachts, Luxury Yacht Management Company, and God Himself
U.S. Goes After Superyachts, Luxury Yacht Management Company, and God Himself

4 Jun 2022, 04:31 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / In a bid to “degrade the key networks used by Russia’s elites,” the U.S. Department of Treasury expands sanctions list to include vessels, companies, aircraft

 
Entire Crew of Arrested $700 Million Scheherazade Megayacht Were Not Trained Professionals
Entire Crew of Arrested $700 Million Scheherazade Megayacht Were Not Trained Professionals

25 May 2022, 04:03 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Insider reveals that the Russian crew would come onboard all at once without a proper handover, using video tutorials for the most basic running and maintenance

 
Moscow's Mayor Wants to Revive an Awful Old Soviet Automaker, Why?
Moscow's Mayor Wants to Revive an Awful Old Soviet Automaker, Why?

18 May 2022, 22:39 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / An auto brand whose name roughly translates to " a proud native of Moscow" or "Moscovite" coming back from the dead sounds like a dream for any Moscow Mayor

 
Italy Freezes Vladimir Putin's Alleged Megayacht, 459-Foot Scheherazade Is Worth $700M
Italy Freezes Vladimir Putin's Alleged Megayacht, 459-Foot Scheherazade Is Worth $700M

6 May 2022, 22:59 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / The 12th largest yacht in the world, the $700 million Scheherazade has been issued a freeze decree by the Italian authorities

 
$700 Million Scheherazade Megayacht Has Refueled and Is Getting Ready to Flee Sanctions
$700 Million Scheherazade Megayacht Has Refueled and Is Getting Ready to Flee Sanctions

6 May 2022, 04:18 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Scheherazade has been docked and temporarily restrained in Italy over supposed ties to Putin, but signs point that it’s getting ready to get away

 
Obsession With Safety Inside the Limousine Built by Vladimir Putin's Russia
Obsession With Safety Inside the Limousine Built by Vladimir Putin's Russia

3 May 2022, 15:42 UTC · By: Marius Visan / Aurus Senat BP5 Special Edition is the Russian limousine made to protect the driver and passengers in the most dangerous situations.

 
This Is How Vladimir Putin Travels Around Moscow – In a $1.3 Million Armored Limousine
This Is How Vladimir Putin Travels Around Moscow – In a $1.3 Million Armored Limousine

29 Mar 2022, 10:02 UTC · By: Monica Coman / Vladimir Putin turned patriotic and ditched the Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman back in 2018. He is now travelling in an Aurus Senat armored limousine

 
On Board the Mysterious $700 Million Scheherazade, Where Every Screw Is Gold-Plated
On Board the Mysterious $700 Million Scheherazade, Where Every Screw Is Gold-Plated

26 Mar 2022, 01:30 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Launched in 2019 and delivered to the owner in 2020, this Lurssen build is among the biggest and most expensive custom superyachts in the world

 
Mysterious $700 Million Megayacht Scheherazade Is Putin’s, Alexei Navalny’s Team Argues
Mysterious $700 Million Megayacht Scheherazade Is Putin’s, Alexei Navalny’s Team Argues

22 Mar 2022, 08:35 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Scheherazade is currently docked in Carrara, Italy, as authorities look into its ownership. New investigation by the opposition says the vessel is Putin’s

 
Igor Sechin’s $600 Million Megayacht Crescent Seized in Spain
Igor Sechin’s $600 Million Megayacht Crescent Seized in Spain

17 Mar 2022, 07:33 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Catalan authorities have confirmed the fact that the megayacht has been impounded, but are yet to confirm the identity of the owner