Meet the rich Russians of London and a glimpse at lavish lifestyleDecember 19, 2018
New generation of Russian rich kids who have come of age in the UK open up about their VERY lavish lifestyles – as they flit between yacht holidays, Ascot and London’s elite ‘secret societies’
- Russians living in London gave a glimpse at the stories behind lavish lifestyles
- Tatler interviewed the four socialites from Generation Z about their background
- Profiled Anna Milyavskaya, 22, Philipp Gazmanov, 21, Anastasia Malakhova, 21, Sasha Ignatiev, 21, on stories behind private jets, fast cars and lavish holidays
A group of young rich Russians living in Britain have given a rare behind-the-scenes look at the stories behind their lavish lifestyles.
Four privileged socialites, who post regular glimpses of their luxurious lives to their Instagram, opened up to society Tatler about being part of the new generation of Russian-Brits, who have come of age in Britain.
These youngsters in their late teens and early 20s have integrated into the upper circles of the English elite, while their ‘nouveau-rich’ Russian-based have never shaken off the image of being ‘outsiders’.
Many are the offspring of super rich business magnates, who moved to the UK after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, investing their staggering wealth across Britain under Tony Blair’s ‘golden visa’ policy -which allowed them residency in the country in return for a minimum £1 million investment.
Frequenting the most exclusive members-only bars in Belgravia and splitting their time between country mansions, Mayfair mews and exotic holidays by private planes and chartered yachts, they live lives of undisputed privilege.
For instance, Philipp Gazmanov , 21, the son of Russian popstar Oleg Gazmanov, says he’s become part of ‘secret societies’ in London that only the elite can join.
But some have faced prejudice, including Anna Milyavskaya, 22, who has been sworn at and verbally attacked for being Russian.
Russian Brit Anna Milyavskaya , 22, the daughter of an actor and business man, lives in Mayfair after moving to England aged 14 to attend boarding school from Moscow mansion which counts Russian president Vladimir Putin as a resident
Philipp Gazmanov, 21, the son of Russian popstar Oleg Gazmanov, splits his time between Russia and England after attending exclusive boarding schools in Surrey and already has his own business- seen on a private jet
Anastasia Malakhova, also 21, moved to the UK at the age of 14, and attended private school Harrodian in Barnes, South-West London, a school famed for its A-list attendees where parents can use the school gym and hang out at the cafe
Sasha Ignatiev, also 21, revealed the regular holiday spots all rich Russians like to be seen at- in the summer Marbella, Monaco, Mykonos, Saint Tropez, Ibiza and in the winter St Moritz, Gstaad in Switzerland and Courchevel in France (seen left on a private yacht)
Philipp Gazmanov is seen with his father, Russian popstar Oleg Gazmanov, as they pose in front of a fast car, enjoying a life of luxury which he frequently shares on Instagram
Anna Milyavskaya, a privileged student of Generation Z, spoke about her life frequenting Harrods, members clubs in Belgravia and enjoying exotic holidays- seen on a private plane
Anna Milyavskaya, 22, the daughter of an actor and business man, lives in Mayfair after moving to England aged 14 to attend boarding school, leaving behind her Moscow mansion in an exclusive neighbourhood where residents include notorious Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The privileged student of Generation Z spoke about her life frequenting Harrods, members clubs in Belgravia and enjoying exotic holidays- but admitted she has faced anti-Russian sentiment- being sworn for wearing a chinchilla coat.
Citing Louboutin slippers, Hermes bags, Regents Park and parties ‘with a dress code’ as her favourite things, she described being verbally attacked as as her mother withdrew money from a cash point in Mayfair.
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‘It was winter and I was wearing a chinchilla coat,’ she told the publication. ‘ There was a guy behind me started swearing at me, ‘You f***ing Russian b***h in your fake jacket, move away, everyone hates you in this country, no one wants you here, you’re immigrants, go back to your country.’
But despite the unpleasant experience, Anna feels at home in her close-knit community, describing how ‘every second person in Belgravia’ speaks Russian.
Anna Milyavskaya is seen celebrating her 22nd birthday in Moscow, lying on a plush day bed surrounded by luxurious bouquets of roses in another snap shared with her 11,600 followers
Anna Milyavskay enjoys an array of luxurious holidays every year, and is seen relaxing in an infinity pool in the Seyshelles to kick of her 2018 this year
Anna, seen here on a private yacht in France’s Cap-d’Ail, cites holidays, Louboutin slippers, Hermes bags, Regents Park and parties ‘with a dress code’ as her favourite things
Elsewhere Philipp Gazmanov, 21, the son of Russian popstar Oleg Gazmanov, splits his time between Russia and England after attending exclusive boarding schools in Surrey’s New Hall School, then Hurtwood House in Essex.
He has already started his own business which he describes as ‘Uber for trucks’, and remained tight-lipped about his love for London- only admitting that were secret societies the elite were part of.
Describing himself as down to earth, the entrepreneur said: ‘What I like is that there are secret clubs and societies, restaurants where only certain people can go.’ Refusing to name them, he added: ‘There is a reason they stay secret.’
Phillip has a love for fast cars and splits his time between Russia and England after attending exclusive boarding schools in Surrey’s New Hall School, then Hurtwood House in Essex.
Elsewhere Philipp Gazmanov was seen hanging out with boxer Floyd Mayweather as the Russian elite were seen mingling with the celebrities
Phillip often shares snaps of the top spots to be seen if you’re a Russian socialite, including Lerici in Italy, where he is seen above
Meanwhile Anastasia Malakhova, also 21, moved to the UK at the age of 14, and attended private school Harrodian in Barnes, South-West London, a school famed for its A-list attendees where parents can use the school gym and hang out at the cafe.
Another fixture in Russian’s exclusive community in London, the Maths whizz and model enjoys annual holidays to the Tuscan seaside town of Forte dei Marmi ever- a favourite destination among her circle.
‘Even if I don’t plan a holiday with my friends, I know that they’ll be there’, she said of the top spots on the scene.
Anastasia, seen this month in Russian’s Natural Historical Park Kuzminki-Lyublino, enjoys luxury fashion and is a paid model
Anastasia documents her luxury travels online, sharing her globe-trotting ways with her 17,900 followers and is seen here on Italy’s Pragser Wildsee
Anastasia is seen frolicking at Soho Country Club in Moscow, enjoying the secret life of the inner circles of the Russian elite, who favour members only clubs and luxury destinations
And Sasha Ignatiev, also 21, revealed the regular holiday spots all rich Russians like to be seen at- in the summer Marbella, Monaco, Mykonos, Saint Tropez, Ibiza and in the winter St Moritz, Gstaad in Switzerland and Courchevel in France.
Despite still being a law student at Royal Holloway, Sasha already owns his own clothing line and enjoys membership at Queen’s Club, which charges members around £2,000 a year, with a share in the club previously reportedly starting a £12,000.
A first-generation Russian, he grew up in South Kensington with his British mother and Russian businessman father, and enjoys the use of a country house in Kent which boasts a sauna, ice-cold plunge pool, bearskins and taxidermied reindeer heads.
Admitting that his father- vaguely described as working in tourism, likes ‘all things English’ but with a ‘Russian twist’, he said: ‘He loves Ascot. That’s probably his favourite thing, even though it’s so English. [But] if you still want to bring your heritage with you.’
Along with the others in the Russian elite, Sasha has posted pictures as he shmoozes with celebrites, seen here with British boxer Anthony Joshua at luxury holiday resort Jumeirah in Dubai
Sasha travels to the luxury destinations in private planes, documented with his more modest following of 2,300 people on Instagram
Sasha, seen posing in front of an oil portrait painting of himself, grew up in South Kensington with his British mother and Russian businessman father, and enjoys the use of a country house in Kent which boasts a sauna, ice-cold plunge pool, bearskins and taxidermied reindeer heads.
Sasha, seen here with his cousin, also enjoys the use of private yachts, and is seen here in Paros, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea best known for its beaches and traditional villages
Sasha also enjoys an array of luxury holidays, posting a snap as he relaxed in a private beach front villa on the exclusive Velaa Private Island in the Maldives this year
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