A hospital for millionaires opened in Moscow. It became the first-ever hospital of the kind that has ever been organized in Russia. The hospital is located in the north-west of Russia’s capital, close to the so-called reservation of millionaires, known as Rublyovka. The hospital is capable of servicing up to 50 VIP patients at a time. Roman Abramovich’s company, Millhouse LLC, acted as the project investor.
Artyom Tolokonin, an author of the project, said that the creation of such a medical institution would allow to render first class medical services in Russia, which are now available only in several privately owned hospitals of Western Europe and the USA. The Moscow VIP hospital hopes to become a competition at this point, attracting not only wealthy Russians, but Western millionaires too.
The servicing program for one year will cost about 1.5 million rubles ($62,500). Investments in the implementation of the project make up about $10 million.
The hospital for millionaires will distinguish greatly from the vast majority of Russian hospitals. Most of them still use the outdated equipment of the 1970s.
The clinic will become another addition to Roman Abramovich’s extensive list of property. He currently owns five yachts – the fleet, which the media called “Abramovich’s Navy.”
He owns a private Boeing 767-33A/ER, known as "The Bandit" due to its cockpit area paint detail. Originally the aircraft was ordered by Hawaiian Airlines but the order was cancelled and Abramovich had it refitted to his own requirements. The Boeing 767 replaces a smaller Boeing 737-7CG BBJ. Abramovich also owns Eurocopter helicopters based on his yachts, Blackbushe airport or at his home near Rogate in Sussex, England.
As of early 2007 he has been using a smaller aircraft for his European travels. The Austrian-registered Dassault Falcon 900 registration OE-IDX is instantly recognizable by the livery similar to P4-MES.
In 2004 Abramovich bought two Maybach 62 limousines. He had these customized to be bomb proof and have bullet-proof glass. They were reported to have cost him £1 million. In September 2007, the French newspaper Le Figaro incorrectly claimed that Abramovich was the previously unidentified customer for the first private Airbus A380 Superjumbo. At the 2007 Dubai Air Show it was revealed that the jet was in fact ordered by Prince Al-Walid bin Talal, the CEO of Kingdom Holdings.
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