Alfa Group co-owner, businessman, and collector Petr Aven lives near Old Arbat Street, on Bolshoy Afanasyevsky Lane. Aven shares the green apartment block with most of his company's top management (including Mikhail Fridman, net worth $15.1 billion). Yet, the only thing that reveals the presence of affluent residents in the building is a large number of CCTV cameras
Bolshoy Afanasyevsky LaneMikhail Pochuev
Another property owned by financier Aven is situated in the prestigious Barvikha settlement outside Moscow. Previously, this country house belonged to the writer Alexey Tolstoy, who received it from Joseph Stalin. However, according to Aven himself, at the time he bought the house in 2002, none of Tolstoy’s belongings were remained, just squalor and traces of a brothel.
Petr AvenOgonyok / Kommersant
The head of Lukoil lives on Skatertny Lane, in the Patriarshiye Ponds area. The hi-tech apartment block forms part of a luxury residential development, with flat prices ranging from 131 to 448 million rubles ($1.9 – 6.6 million).
Skatertny LaneMikhail Pochuev
In the 17th century, this area was inhabited by servants of the royal household, while in the 18th and 19th century, it became home to merchants and Moscow’s nobility. These days, apart from Alekperov, this eight-story apartment block boasts among its residents Nornickel president Vladimir Potanin, Lukoil vice-president Leonid Fedun, and several other billionaires.
According to other reports, Alekperov has moved closer to work, to the Rossiya insurance company building dating back to 1901. It stands right across from Lukoil’s headquarters on Sretensky Boulevard. The average price of a flat there is 100 million rubles ($1.5 million).
Rossiya insurance company buildingMikhail Pochuev
Tiny Zachatyevsky Lane is one of the
Zachatyevsky LaneMikhail Pochuev
Zachatyevsky Lane leads onto Ostozhenka Street (2 km from the Kremlin). Just 25 years ago, this part of Moscow was in decline. In the 1990s, one mansion here was a famous squat founded by an American hippie. Then developers moved into the area. Not many of the original
Ostozhenka StreetMikhail Pochuev
On average, one square meter of residential property here costs one million rubles ($14,600). In 2013, Ostozhenka outstripped New York’s Fifth
This seemingly unimposing brick building in Shvedskiy Tupik counts many millionaires among its residents. In addition to Timchenko, these include Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, VTB president Andrey Kostin, as well as a number of former and present ministers. The building is guarded by the Federal Protection Service ("Putin's people").
Shvedskiy TupikMikhail Pochuev
This is the only residential building at this address. Inside, there are multilevel penthouses with luxurious furnishings, many with more than 1,000 sq.m. of floor space. In 2013, flats here cost $40-50 million. There are currently five apartments on sale – from $5.3 million to $6.3 million. Experts at Moscow's Kalinka real estate
There are currently five apartments on sale – from $5.3 million to$6.3 million.CIAN
It has also been reported that Timchenko lives in a mansion on Sparrow Hills, the former residence of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev.
Oligarch Prokhorov has welcomed various guests to his house in the Skolkovo settlement (15 km from Moscow, not far from the
Prokhorov's houseThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Not far from Prokhorov's property, just beyond the trees is a house belonging to metal tycoon Vladimir Potanin (net worth $15.9 billion), and the villa of another metal tycoon Roman Abramovich (net worth $10.8 billion), with stables and a football pitch. Another prominent oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, lives in another upmarket neighborhood outside Moscow, Gorki-2.
Generally speaking, oligarchs tend to have their properties in the northwest of Moscow Region. House prices there start at 27 million rubles ($402,000).
*Here and throughout the article, the figures are taken from the Forbes' estimates for 2018.
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