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    53 billionaires and 103,000 millionaires is what Russia boasts.


    THE price of a Gulfstream G550 airplane, fitted with a Rolls-Royce engine and enough fuel capacity to fly nonstop from Moscow to Los Angeles, starts at $54 million. But that is small change to some of the Russian rich.

    “It seats up to 18 passengers,” said Dan Firer, a Gulfstream representative. “But none of them ask for that many seats because it is for a private family or a company president.”



    Mr. Firer warily eyed a bright orange Porsche at the booth next to his.

    “That’s a nice car, but it is nickels and dimes compared to us,” he said. “After the United States, Russia is the second-biggest market for private aircraft.”

    Fueled by an oil boom, the Russian capital seems as awash in cash as Dallas was in its heyday.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/29/fa...hp&oref=slogin

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    So are you bragging about Russian wealth or criticizing the redistribution of wealth from the state to Russian capitalists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    So are you bragging about Russian wealth or criticizing the redistribution of wealth from the state to Russian capitalists?
    A little of both.

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    Big just criticizes wealth in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Big just criticizes wealth in general.
    I don't consider $70K matresses as wealth. I consider it mental illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I don't consider $70K matresses as wealth. I consider it mental illness.
    You have a valid point.

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