Yes, the Russians are in Georgia, but they are also going to the Riviera (the French Riviera, not the old Buick Riviera):
That’s more or less $800 million to us American peasants (give or take $10-20 million).
But I digress.
Villa Leopolda sits on 20 acres in Villefrance and is one magnificent place.
Its current owner, Lilly Safra, is the widow of billionaire Edmund Safra, who died in a fire in his Monaco penthouse.
The gardens of the house have been used in films,
Now an unnamed Russian billionaire who likes to party hearty is not the only one throwing his money around:
Russian excess is feeding discontent among poorer people. Pierrette, a housekeeper for one Russian, said: “I attended a party where the guests had fun throwing burning €500 notes into the air while everyone split their sides laughing. The domestic staff were later told to collect the ashes. It was sickening.”
They may yet find out that easy come, easy go.