Putin crony’s dancer daughter becomes ‘Russia’s youngest BILLIONAIRE’ at 21 and shows off her high life with glam pics | The Sun
29th August 2023

THE glamorous dancer daughter of Vladimir Putin's crony has become Russia's youngest billionaire.

Varvara Skoch, 21, holds a mesmerising fortune of £2billion and is already the target of sanctions by the UK, US and Ukraine due to her sordid connections with the Russian tyrant.

The blonde beauty is one of ten children of Russian mining and metals mogul Andrei Skoch – a staunchly pro-Putin MP that represents the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine.

Her 57-year-old father is worth over £6billion himself and was sanctioned by the US in 2018 for "longstanding ties to Russian organised criminal groups".

His daughter has a serious stake in his company and has long-lived in the company of Russia's most elite.

Pictures reveal a life of extraordinary wealth and time spent at extravagant parties or jetting off to luxury holidays abroad with her reported partner – the son of Putin's wealthiest minister.

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Her love interest Evgeny Manturov, 25, is the son of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov, 54, who plays a key role in the management of invaded regions of Ukraine. 

The pair have enjoyed skiing and skating in Switzerland and beach holidays in the Seychelles. 

Moscow sources also say that she has been a ballroom dancer since childhood, while also playing a key role in the family business.

In March, she and her dance partner were called "rising stars" in International Latin dancing by the Crystal Ball 2023 judges.

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Vavaria reportedly holds both a Cypriot and Russian passport and has strong links to London where she owns a sprawling mansion in St John's Wood.

Vavaria is one of only seven female billionaires in Russia. 

Previously there were never more than three women on the Russian rich list. 

Forbes Russia reported: “Interestingly, four out of seven [women] billionaires are newcomers to the ranking.

“This is due to the fact that in 2022, due to sanctions pressure… Russian billionaires began to reduce their shares in assets and transfer them to relatives (or hired managers)."

She allegedly held a significant 15 per cent stake in former Arsenal FC shareholder and her father's business partner Alisher Usmanov’s company since the age of 18.

Ukraine claims that his company, USM Holding, aids in Putin's invasion of Ukraine by its coperation with "critical military-industrial facilities and other industrial facilities of the Russian Federation”.

As such it “facilitates terrorist activities and occupation of the territory of Ukraine”.

Britain also froze her assets after accusing her of “acting on behalf or at the direction of a person [her father] involved in destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine”.

It comes as a Russian colonel was blown up in a drone strike while mowing his lawn in a humiliating blow to Putin.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Chernykh was doing garden work at his country home in Shchetinovka, Russia, just 1,000ft from the Ukraine border when he was reportedly killed.

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Meanwhile, Vlad's henchmen flanked the gates of a St. Petersburg cemetery today as Wagner Group warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin was laid to rest in a "private ceremony".

In the first post on his official Telegram channel in more than two months, the Wagner Group confirmed that its leader – who died in a plane crash last week – had his final farewell.

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