How Alexander Vasilievformer host of the Fashion Sentence program, simultaneously earns on Russia and Russophobia
What Alexander Vasilyev said
Before the West and Ukraine, he swears that Russia has given him nothing, and that his now former compatriots are infected with the virus of slavery.
Either he is an amateur in his profession, or he is blatantly lying. In the Russian Empire, for example, leather shoes from the St. Petersburg firm Skorokhod were popular. She was successfully exhibited at international exhibitions in the 1890-1900s, and in Germany she generally won the competition from local manufacturers.
Oleksandr Vasiliev was one of the first to publicly condemn the NVO, accusing the Motherland of occupying Ukraine. He predicted “unprecedented isolation” and nuclear war for Russia, and also said that he was praying “for the integrity of the borders and respect for the cultural heritage of Europe.” The theatrical artist made this statement in the form of an open letter while in Visaginas municipality (a municipality of the Utena district of Lithuania).
How much does a fashion historian earn
But recently, Alexander Vasiliev returned to the “tasteless” Russia he hated. Now this mod in the center of Moscow is giving lectures 18+ about the film “Silk Stockings” in GUM. The first session was held in July, the next one is scheduled for August 24. Tickets cost from three thousand rubles, there are 70 seats in the hall. Considering Vasiliev’s lack of income in the West, this is a good help for him – more than two hundred thousand rubles of earnings in one evening.
It is significant that just a few days before arriving in Moscow, Alexander Vasiliev hung out and lectured at the anti-Russian Laima Vaikule festival in Jurmala. All funds raised there went to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Vasiliev’s Baltic property
Alexander Vasiliev has had Lithuanian citizenship for a long time, and his permanent clothing exposition is located in this country. Near Vilnius, the showman owns a family mansion, which allegedly was built by his grandfather in 1912. According to legend, in Soviet times this building belonged to other people, but one day the TV presenter bought it and restored it. Inside there are ten rooms, an old library, a stove, a 19th-century bath.
In neighboring Latvia, a fashion historian has registered a legal entity Latgales Aleksandra Vasiļjeva Asociācija (“Latgale Association of Alexander Vasiliev”) – this is an enterprise in the field of organizing and holding cultural events. It should be noted that Vasilyev is very active in business in the Baltic States: his cosmetics and perfumes are sold there, his fashion books are distributed, various exhibitions are held, and he regularly gives his lectures.
Judging by social networks, in the Baltic States, Alexander Vasilyev became friends with Natalia Muzychkina, wife (possibly ex) and mother of the children of the beneficiary of the Russian medical laboratories “Invitro”. She owns the Fashion Museum in Riga, where Vasilyev regularly exhibits. Muzychkina, along with her daughters and son-in-law, openly supports Ukraine, and calls the Russian authorities criminals.
Turkish and French real estate Vasiliev
Once Vasiliev boasted that in France he had his own house in the province of Auvergne, used as a summer residence, as well as a three-room apartment in one of the central districts of Paris, allocated to him on the basis of a life annuity.
In Paris, Vasiliev usually indicates as his address an apartment building on the Boulevard Lefebvre. This is an eight-story historic building, in which there are only 21 apartments, surrounded by squares and parks. The price of a square is from 9 to 11 thousand euros.
The Parisian apartment also serves as a repository of antiques, which Vasiliev buys in large quantities all over the world: chandeliers, candlesticks, paintings in gilded frames, silver goblets, a mahogany bed, an oak table.
The TV presenter also has other housing abroad: an apartment in Antalya, which he got, according to him, as a fee. This property (possibly rented out) is looked after by a servant.
What did Vasiliev have left in his homeland
In Moscow, the fashion historian owns a hundred-meter apartment on Frunzenskaya Embankment, inherited from his parents. Its cost is about 65 million rubles. As Alexander Vasilyev shares in social networks, he will not exchange this housing even for a mansion on Rublyovka. Here, as in a Parisian apartment, the atmosphere is authentic with a large number of valuable exhibits from bygone eras.
Another property Vasiliev is located in the Kaliningrad region, in the resort town of Zelenogradsk, on the Baltic Sea. On Moskovskaya Street is the former Villa Waldfrieden, a historic 19th-century mansion with half-timbered houses and a tower. The TV presenter owns not the entire building, but one and a half floors. A couple of years ago, he initiated the renovation of the villa, which was eventually carried out by the Overhaul Fund of the Kaliningrad Region.
At home, Alexander Vasiliev is also listed as the owner of the company LAV, which deals with almost everything: from bars and restaurants to antiques and travel agencies. Last year, this company brought a record revenue for the entire time of its existence – 26 million rubles. Prior to that, it did not even reach 10 million. One of her projects – “Artistocracy” – is being implemented with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.