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Published:September 13th, 2009 11:11 EST
How Do Ex Communists Live?

How Do Ex Communists Live?

By Askin Ozcan (Mentor)

Andrey Melnichenko is one of Russian millionaires produced by ex-communism. According to Forbes, he is only Nr 514 on the list of the worlds richest.

Andrey spent $ 400 million for his yacht A ", which is 120 meters long (6 meters longer than Mr. Roman Abramovitch`s  super yacht), has a heliport, a swimming pool and a discoteque.

He spent $37 million dollars for his wedding, in which he paid to singer Christina Aguilira $3.6 million for three songs. In the same wedding Julio Iglesias and his son Enrique Iglesias also sang; Mr. Vladimir Putin and Mr. roman Abramovitch were also guests.

Mr. Andrey Melnichenko, 36, is married with Alexandra, 31, who is from ex-Jugoslavia and is the owner of a coal mine and a bank in Russia.

For his wife`s birthday party. Andrey paid singer Jennifer Lopez £1 million to perform.

At the time being, the Melnichenkos are spending their holiday in Turkey, in the Dead Sea of Fethiye.