Russia will auction on the 30th the apartment owned by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky his wife, Olena Zelenskaon Yaltaon the annexed Crimean peninsula, with a starting price of more than 200,000 euros.
According to the official TASS agency, the apartment, which was confiscated in May by the Russian-imposed parliament of Crimea, which was annexed by the Kremlin in 2014, will be auctioned in pre-finished condition the presidential couple never lived in this property and only the walls were whitewashed.
The apartment of the Zelensky family has a place in It covers 119.5 square kilometers and is located in the Imperator urbanization in the town of Livadia, located in except for the famous seaside resort of Yaltaone of the main tourist destinations in the peninsula.
The property, registered in the name of Olena Zelenska, was put up for auction with a starting price of 24.6 million rubles (242,875 euros or $257,562 at the current exchange rate), according to TASS.
Zelensky’s apartment has several rooms: a living room with a panoramic window to the balcony, a bedroom with a bathroom, and a kitchen combined with a dining room. No furniture or plugs yet, according to the same source.
The apartment is located on the fifth floor and from its balcony is an available view of the Black Sea and Livadia Palace with the adjacent garden. The palace was the residence of the last king of Russia, Nicholas II, who was shot by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
This imperial palace hosted the Yalta Conference in February 1945 which brought together Soviet leaders, Joseph Stalin; British, Winston Churchill, and American, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
According to TASS, purchase applications will be accepted until October 26 and auction participants must deposit 50% of the initial price.