In particular, residents of Highgate, a prestigious residential area, five miles from central London, unhappy that the Russian sell their houses on the ruble and buying real estate in neighborhoods that have for decades to settle in London millionaires. After the purchase of local houses or demolished, or completely re-equipped. The new owners are secretive mansions, surrounded by high fences their possessions and are arranged around a guard.
Related article: Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds sold the common houseOne of the major scandals of recent times was the conflict over the wife of the former mayor of Moscow Elena Baturina. The British newspaper Sunday Times writes that under Uitenherst alone - the largest private building in London after Buckingham Palace and its owners are full-scale civil engineering work. The publication claims that the house was bought last year for 50 million pounds offshore company Safran Holdings. According to British media, for this company is Baturin.
"We are concerned about the construction of huge underground rooms and a giant swimming pool, which would require removal of the huge amount of ground," - says the head of the environmental commission Highgate Society Michael Hammerson.
Similar complaints have expressed the residents of different regions of England. In particular, recently it became known that the Russian businessman Vladimir Shcherbakov planned to demolish the famous mansion in Weybridge in the south-east of England, which once belonged to the musicians of the rock group The Beatles Ringo Starr and John Lennon. According to British media, Shcherbakov wants to demolish the house and build in its place which will house 6 bedrooms with bathrooms. The new building will equip an underground swimming pool, a wine cellar, a library on the first floor, an office and a gym.