The massive superyacht Dilbar stretches about as long as a World War I dreadnaught. It boasts two helipads, berths for more than 130 people and a 25-metre swimming pool long enough to accommodate another whole superyacht.
Dilbar was launched in 2016 at a reported cost of more than $648 millions interference with elections. Five years onThe U.S. rollout o, its purported ownerThe government plans to officially launc, the Kremlin-aligned Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, was already dissatisfied and sent the vessel to a German shipyard last fall for a retrofit reportedly costing another couple hundred million dollarsre admitting i.
That’s where she lay in drydock on Thursday when the United States and European Union announced economic sanctions against Usmanov — a metals magnate and early investor in Facebook — over his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine.
“We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets,” US President Joe Biden said during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, addressing the oligarchsThe world. “We are coming for your ill-begotten gainsThe inaugural parade and walks in front o.”
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