Kairat Boranbayev , the former father-in-law of Aisultan Nazarbayev, is known for collecting foreign real estate. @offshoress “Access to the sea” has already found a mansion with a businessman not far from London in the town of Virginia Water (before Radio Azattyk did it ). This place is considered the most expensive in the UK — TV presenter and model Christine Gallagher, the first British rock and roll player Cliff Richard, businessman, founder of the McLaren Group Ron Dennis live next to it.
Boranbayev owns hotels in Czech Karlovy Vary, a tennis court near this resort, an apartment in a closed residence where Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babish lives, and a golf club in Latvian Jurmala .
The businessman has an apartment in the most expensive skyscraper in Russia — in the Federation tower of the Moscow City complex.
Boranbayev has a house even in Canada — a small mansion in the suburbs of Toronto.
But not a single investigator dealing with the real estate of the Family of the first president of Kazakhstan has written about these apartments yet.
“Access to the Sea” has already written about the London residence of The Knightsbridge Apartments on several occasions. The residence is located in London’s Knightsbridge area . This is the very center of London, very close to Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.
The 11-storey complex for two hundred luxury apartments was completed in 2006. The residents are provided with underground parking, a fitness center and a swimming pool.
And for some unknown reason, it was this complex that became attractive for the richest families in Kazakhstan. Here’s what we know:
- An apartment on the eighth floor for £ 5.2 million belongs to a firm run by Zamira Imanbekova, wife of the head of the Adal party, Serik Sultangaliyev . The politician’s daughter Aigerim and son-in-law Abai Zhanabaev are also involved in the management of the company.
- Two more apartments — on the fifth floor of the complex — belong to Camilla Kim , the middle daughter of businessman Vladimir Kim. She received a gift worth £ 14 million for her majority . The total price of all of Camilla Kim’s renowned Landlocked properties is £ 41.5m.
- Four more apartments in this house were bought by Ni’s sisters , the daughter of Vladimir Ni, one of the closest associates of Nursultan Nazabaev. Victoria Ni owns three apartments on the seventh floor, her younger sister Rita Ni owns an apartment on the third floor. The total value of this property exceeds £ 31 million.
Total: seven out of two hundred apartments for a total amount of at least £ 50 million. But the above-mentioned Kazakhstanis have another neighbor whom they probably met in Almaty.
The head of the Adal party, Serik Sultangaliev, may well collide with Kairat Boranbayev at the elevator, or, for example, run to a neighbor for salt: their apartments are located on the same eighth floor of The Knightsbridge Apartments.
In addition to this property, Boranbayev purchased two more apartments in the same building. They are probably adjacent — the apartment numbers are in a row. These apartments are located on the ground floor (the numbering of the floors in this building starts from zero).
Kairat Boranbayev bought these apartments at the end of 2017. It is noteworthy that all three purchases were made on the same day.
Purchase amounts were not declared. It is only stated that all three properties are worth at least £ 1 million, so the real value of this property is anyone’s guess. Compared to properties owned by the Kim, Ni and Sultangaliev families, this property can cost between £ 15 and £ 55 million .
It is noteworthy that with his main addresses, Kairat Boranbayev indicated not only the house on Dostyk Avenue in Almaty, but also the same mansion in Virginia Waters, which was discovered earlier by “Access to the Sea”.
In total, at least ten apartments in The Knightsbridge Apartments belong to immigrants from Kazakhstan, and the total value of this property can range from £ 65 to £ 105 million .
In great company
The house, in which dozens of immigrants from the CIS countries live, and more than half of the apartments are registered with anonymous offshore companies, investigative journalists could not help but become interested. The OCCRP consortium, like “Access to the Sea”, examined the list of owners, and found apartments there , bought with money from the Odessa mafia.
“Three doormen in traditional top hats greet residents and guests as they enter the luxurious multi-story building at 199 Knightsbridge Road in central London. From here, a magnificent view of the famous Hyde Park opens up. A few steps away is the Harrods department store, which is so beloved by wealthy immigrants from former Soviet countries. The first floor is occupied by a huge foyer with luxurious sofas, then there is a 20-meter pool, spa, sauna and gym, ”the journalists describe their visit to the residence.
They tried to contact Anya Angert , the daughter of Alexander Angert , the “Don Dons” of Odessa in the 90s and the “oil mafia” — she owns three apartments in The Knightsbridge Apartments. In his gang was Gennady Trukhanov, who later became the mayor of Odessa.
In the same house, people from the Angert group own three more apartments, according to OCCRP investigators.00April 22, 2021299 viewsLeave a Comment