Russia's president splashes out on new super-yacht

Jan 27, 2011 Full story: Guardian Unlimited

Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features It has two whirlpool baths, a cinema and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

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Dr Lecter

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jan 27, 2011
Just like the Czars....
Small Town America UGX

Manahawkin, NJ

#2 Jan 27, 2011
Ah! What a display of arrogance to the average Russian who pays for this luxery, while they struggle to survive, have failing infrastructure, limited emergency service such as ambulances, firetrucks, or even fire axes in some cases.

While some citizens may dream of owning just a row-boat, their leaders buy a super yacht that will have a large crew, cost millions just in maintenance and security costs, and only be used once or twice a year. To be a dictator tsar in Russia is quite a luxerious affair.
Jacko - US perspective

Kenosha, WI

#3 Jan 28, 2011
A range of five-thousand miles? What happens then? it runs out of gas?

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