BILLIONAIRES linked to Gazprom, the Russian fuel big blamed for Europe’s provide disaster, have snapped up a string of UK mansions.

Andrey Goncharenko, 48, was chief government of a Gazprom subsidiary when he purchased 4 properties in London over the previous decade value £260million.

Former Gazprom chief exec Andrey Goncharenko scooped up £260million of actual property in London

Gazprom director Timur Kulibayev purchased Prince Andrew’s marital dwelling for £15million[/caption]

They embrace the UK’s costliest townhouse — £120million Hanover Lodge close to Regent’s Park — plus £70million 50 St James Road in Mayfair.

Properties he seems to have bought embrace a £15million pad in Eaton Place and a £41million mansion in Hampstead. Goncharenko has not too long ago been concerned with SK Horizont which helped construct a processing plant for Gazprom.

In the meantime Kazakh oligarch and Gazprom director Timur Kulibayev, 55, purchased Prince Andrew’s marital dwelling Sunninghill Park for £15million — £3m over the asking value.

The Queen gifted Andrew the property in Ascot, Berks, in 1986.

It went available on the market in 2002 and bought in 2007. A four-vehicle storage, solar deck and children’ play space have all been added in a significant refurb.

Viktor Zubkov, 80, chair of the Gazprom board, served as Russian PM for eight months from September 2007.

The Solar on Sunday understands his granddaughter Natalia has opted to check at a high college in England.

The Worldwide Vitality Company this week warned that fuel provides out of Russia have been being restricted.

Britain depends on the nation for round one per cent of its provides. However the market share in Europe is anticipated to remain above 30 per cent, rising to 40 per cent by 2040.

A Whitehall supply stated: “In contrast to the UK, the continent is drunk on Russian fuel. It’s apparent Moscow is choking off provide and pushing up prices to drive EU states to approve new pipelines.”

However Sergey Komlev, head of contract structuring at ­Gazprom Export, stated it was absurd to accuse the agency of under-supplying Europe.

Kevin Dunnett

One among Goncharenko’s purchases was 50 St James Road for £70million[/caption]


Kulibayev provided £3million over the asking value for the Ascot mansion[/caption]