oil company Rosneft
advisor to President Vladimir Putin, is building a new
$60 million mansion
on land close
the Vedomosti newspaper reported Wednesday.
his children, and Varvara Sechina, whose relationship to Sechin is
unknown, own three
plots of land in the exclusive Moscow suburb of Rublyovka, Vedomosti
land has a
joint market value of $110 million.
A nearby property previously owned by
to his ex-wife,
whom he divorced in 2011.
images published by Vedomosti show a palatial mansion being
constructed on the central 3 hectare plot, ringed by a perimeter
fence and surrounded by pine forest.
Sechin, a friend of Putin who has been dubbed "Russia's second most powerful man" has led Rosneft
since he left his post as deputy prime minister in 2012. He
a base salary of
between 15 and 20 million rubles ($295,000 - $390,000) a month, as
additional payments for sitting on the board
and for handling classified information. Sechin’s son Ivan, an
owner of one of the Rublyovka plots, is the vice director of joint
projects at Rosneft.
Ignatovaya, wife of Sergey Chemezov,
the head of
state industrial company
owns a recently finished house close
to Sechin’s properties. The
house has now been put on the market for undisclosed reasons.
claimed that Ignatovaya
“had fallen out with her neighbors.”
lion will lie peacefully next to a lamb before Sechin and Chemezov
are neighbors,” the source said. “Their interests too often
houses owned by the former co-owners of the YUKOS oil company, which
was forcibly broken up for alleged tax offenses and declared bankrupt
in 2006, are also close to the development.