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Which Russian oligarch’s yachts have been seized?
The Russian billionaires are thought to be some of the only people who have Putin’s ear.
Sanctions against the average citizen living in Russia might not move the superrich, but it’s hoped that threats of seizing foreign assets could.
On March 2, French authorities seized Amore Vero, which was linked to Igor Sechin, in La Ciotat in the Mediterranean.
Another of Sechin’s yachts named Crescent was taken by Spanish authorities on March 16, in the port of Tarragona, Catalonia.
Shortly after, on March 14, the $140 million yacht belonging to Sergei Chemezov, a former KGB officer, was seized in Barcelona, Spain.
Spanish authorities also seized Lady Anastasia, in Mallorca, which reportedly belongs to Alexander Mikheyev, a Russian arms exporter.
Super-yacht Lady M, belonging to steel magnate Alexey Mordashov was seized in Imperia by Italian authorities.
Another yacht in Sanremo was taken, called Lena and belonging to to Gennady Timchenko, an oil and gas mogul.
Italy seized a $580 million yacht owned by Andrey Melnichenko, who was sanctioned on March 9, in the port of Trieste.
According to Croatian reports, Victor Medvedchuck;s mega yacht called the Royal Romance has also been seized.