Thai mass media say that the first and only president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev bought a mansion in Phuket, Thailand. This island, with lots of wealthy inhabitants, is considered one of the most popular in the country.
For example, the other day F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen bought there a $1,5 million house. Local newspapers say that Gorbachev is to become Raikkonen’s neighbor, who is thought to have bought a mansion in the same complex called ‘Serenity Terraces’.
However, this information is difficult to be checked. Thai laws don’t let foreigners buy detached houses, only detached apartments are available. So all Thai mansions are registered on specially created local juridical people and it’s difficult to identify who the real owner is.
Tanslated by Lena Ksandinova