Igor Kolomoisky has views of the Eiffel Tower
Journalists of the “Schemes” project (“Radio Liberty”) and Scanner Project found businessman Igor Kolomoisky a castle built in the 15th century, near the French shores of Lake Geneva, an apartment near the Eiffel Tower and many other real estate.
In particular, the journalists learned that the French company Beethoven VI, which is owned by Kolomoisky’s sister through Beethoven Holding, a company from Monaco, Larisa Chertok, two parking spaces are recorded at 14 Sq. Alboni in Paris and an apartment on the sixth floor of a building at 1 Rue Beethoven.
At the same address (1 Rue Beethoven), another French company, Beethoven III, owns an apartment on the third floor, as well as four apartments and two basements. The founder of the company is the same Monegasque company Beethoven Holding Chertok.
The property is located next to the historic Trocadero gardens, across from the Seine River is the Eiffel Tower. The Kolomoisky family acquired the Parisian property in 2018.
Journalists also found out that in the village of Lully (10 km from Lake Geneva, the French department of Haute-Savoie) Chertok owns the Buffaven castle (Château de Buffavens).
This castle was erected in the 15th century, local history sites note that it is one of the few buildings that “best preserved the character of that time.” On the walls of the castle there were traces of the shells of the Genevan soldiers who captured Bouffaven in 1590, and inside the coat of arms of the founders, the Lanzhen family, should have been preserved.
The complex (area 109,368 m²), which includes the castle itself (basement and three more above it), an annex and a plot of land, is owned by SCI DE Buffavent. Since 2014, its founder has been Lully Real Estate, a company from Monaco, which, according to documents, is owned by Kolomoisky’s sister.
Until the fall of 2014, the castle was the property of Oksana Palitsa (wife Igor Palitsa colleague of Kolomoisky). The documents relating to the transfer of property from Palitsy to Chertok say that large-scale transformations are planned in the area around the castle.
“The extension called ‘barn’ is intended to be converted into a building, living space on two levels with a wellness area and an outdoor pool”, “a small building in the garden, intended to be converted into a garden shed or barbecue area”, “the surrounding landscape after conversion will be include tennis, basketball and football courts,” the papers quoted the publication as saying. Sports grounds, according to satellite images, appeared near the castle in 2016.
Kolomoisky is one of the richest people in Ukraine. In the Forbes rating, he is in 2540th place in the world with a fortune of $ 1 billion, but he is included in the rating as a representative of Israel. In 2022 reportedthat Kolomoisky was probably stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship. At the same time, in December 2022, the Forbes Ukraine publication claimed that the businessman had left the list of dollar billionaires, since as a result of the war in Ukraine his fortune had fallen to $0.85 billion.
At the beginning of November 2022, the shares of Ukrnafta and Ukrtatnafta were alienated in favor of the state. These assets are a significant component of the informal business empire. groups “Privat” Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov. […] Forbes estimates the share of Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov in Ukrtatnafta at 28%, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky has the same amount, and the rest belongs to Naftogaz Ukrainy.
Kolomoisky owns the 90-meter superyacht Lauren L, worth $97 million; 65-meter yacht Trident, worth $50 million (both rented for charter in the summer); 50-meter Mustique and Malibu worth $10 million each. The businessman also has two aircraft: Hawker 850XP and Hawker 800XP, worth $5 million. […] Kolomoisky owns a number of foreign assets worth $100 million. These are a share of 500,000 square meters of commercial real estate in Ohio, steel mills in Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan, a mobile phone plant in Illinois and commercial real estate in Texas.
In August 2020, the US Department of Justice published a lawsuit against Igor Kolomoisky, Gennady Bogolyubov and two of their business partners related to the likely withdrawal of funds from PrivatBank and the purchase of assets in the United States for them. Kolomoisky denies US government accusations. According to him, he bought all American assets with the money received in 2007-2008 from the sale of steel plants to the Evraz group. Roman Abramovich. In March 2021 Kolomoisky came under US sanctions.