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Mega-rich Russian oligarchs in Surrey ‘in tears unable to book private jets’

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A personal assistant to several oligarchs living on Surrey’s St George’s Estate – an exclusive residential area where houses cost more than £20million – spoke to the Sunday Mirror

A personal assistant to several oligarchs at the estate said Putin's sidekick doesn't care about people dying in Ukraine
A personal assistant to several oligarchs at the estate said Putin’s sidekick doesn’t care about people dying in Ukraine

Mega-rich Russians, who live in a row of British billionaires, have been brought to tears after wartime sanctions in Ukraine shattered their luxury lifestyle.

Spoiled Putin cronies in Surrey’s St George’s Estate — an exclusive gated enclave where a third of the residents are Russian — can’t pay for private jet flights, holidays or even taxis because their credit cards are frozen.

Many were forced to ask employees to take a cab after Uber Executive accounts linked to their cards were found to have been closed.

A personal assistant to several oligarchs at the estate told us yesterday: “I had to endure hearing them in tears because they can no longer board a private jet or book a vacation or even get an Uber. But it’s hard to have sympathy. They don’t care if people die in Ukraine.”

The whistleblower said a super-rich Russian woman broke down in tears after bespoke electrical installations ordered for her £10million mansion in St George were blocked.

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Properties on the Surrey estate are selling for more than £20million
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Another Surrey couple was stranded in Dubai when their first class flight was cancelled.

Among the oligarchs in the heavily guarded 964-acre enclave near Weybridge, Surrey, is oil tycoon and close Putin pal Oleg Deripaska, 54, a mining and energy company boss. Properties on the estate are selling for more than £20million.

The whistleblower, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals, told us: “These people don’t care about the suffering in Ukraine.







Russian billionaire businessman Oleg Deripaska
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“They only care about themselves and how the sanctions are affecting their champagne lifestyle.

“Just before the war, one of the wealthy Russian families I know in Surrey paid £24,000 to have a live crab and some black caviar flown in from Moscow on a private jet for a party.

“But that’s changing now and it’s good to see that they’re having to adjust to their new place in the world.

“I laugh at her nagging. I get five calls a day from Russian billionaires asking me to help them with blocked credit card issues.

“They ask if they can use my address when applying for new cards to avoid sanctions. I just hung up the phone. I can’t talk to these people anymore – they should understand what is happening and what their leader is doing.”

Secretary of State Liz Truss plans to sanction even more oligarchs. She said: “There are over 100 Russian billionaires. We must make it deeply painful for those who support Putin.”

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