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Author`s name Ольга Савка

Russian tycoon buys a Scottish castle for 6.8 million pounds

The deal was the highest amount paid for a Scottish estate this year

Vladimir Lisin, 49, a steel tycoon, who owns Russia's largest steel maker Novolipetsk, has bought a historic Scottish estate for 6.8 million pounds. The 3,300-acre 17th century Aberuchill Castle Estate is located near Comrie in Perthshire. The businessman acted in a consistent and well-planned manner. First he purchased a nice “family nest” featuring five receptions rooms and 13 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. This week he is planning to sell shares of his company at London Stock Exchange with an estimated profit of $700 million. Aberuchill Castle

The oligarch has an estimated fortune of $8.7 billion. The sum of $700 million would be a rather modest amount of money to Mr. Lisin. But it is good enough for buying new curtains for his new house. He might as well spend some of it on several borzois that would be helpful during his grouse shooting trips across the personal heather fields. Mr. Lisin is the president of the Russian National Olympic Shooting Association.

Scottish people living near the estate have been quite impressed by the first visits of the Russian billionaire into his new estate. Watching a limo with darkened windows speed through the village is a rare sight in this part of the U.K. According to British real estate experts, the Aberuchill deal was the highest amount paid for a Scottish estate this year.

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