THREE ETHNIC ARMENIANS IN FORBES LIST OF 30 KINGS OF RUSSIAN REAL ESTATE

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12:17 ~U 31.01.13

Russian Forbes edition has issued the list of 30 Kings of the Russian
Real Estate with three Armenians being included among them.

The owner of Tashir holding Samvel Karapetian is ranked the third
with his annual revenues received from renting making $720 million.

Samvel Karapetyan has real estate in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Reutov,
Yaroslavl, Belgorod, Ivanovo, Kaluga, Sochi, Yalta, Vologda, Tula,
Tver, Smolensk, Yerevan, etc.

The biggest real estate is RIO trade center having 300,000 sq. meters
territory and Yerevan Plaza with 80,000 sq. meters territory both
in Moscow.

According to Forbes, Samvel Karapetyan earned his first sum in early
90s in Armenia and then moved to Kaluga where he dealt with wholesale
and textile production.

Currently Tashir is a multi-profile company. During Tashir prize
handing ceremony Samvel Karapetyan presented apartments to the anchors
of the show, including Russian celebrity Ksenia Sobchak.

Another ethnic Armenian Danil Khachaturov is ranked 25th. He is the
owner of Legion Development company. His annual revenue from renting
makes $80 million. He elaborates his activity in Moscow. Legion I and
Legion III are his largest multi-functional complexes having 130.000
sq. meters territory.

First he was dealing with the sale and purchase of shares, worked
in Slavoil company, participated in the privatization process of
Rosgosstrakh becoming the company's director in 2004. He is the
co-owner of Rosgosstrakh bank.

Gagik Adibekyan, also an Armenian, has been ranked the 26th with his
annual revenue from renting making $70 million. He is based in Moscow.

Romanov Dvor with 43,500 sq. meters territory and Vremena Goda with
64,000 sq. meters territory business centers are his biggest real
estate property.

He is said to be the most mysterious figure in the Moscow market. He
is known to have reconstructed Romanov Dvor business center situated
in downtown Moscow in 1997, but he activity before it is unknown. He
is the owner of RD Group which acquired the 40% of Vremena Goda trade
center and according to media outlets, is negotiating over acquiring
the rest 60%.

The Forbes rating list is topped by Kiyevskaya ploshad (Kiev Square)
company the owners of which are Azerbaijanis Zarah Iliyev and God
Nisanov. Their annual revenue from renting makes $1.1 billion.

The second is IKEA Mos company the owner of which is ethnic Sweden
Ingvar Kamprad and his family.