Scenes From the Moscow Millionaire Fair 2007
For those of us not lucky enough to have attended the Moscow Millionaire Fair, Reuters provides some highlights. The spending power of the Russian billionaires continues to grow and these fairs are mean to court the biggest of the big spenders. Some of the highlights included a set of diamond-covered rims that sell for $1 million (they also throw in the $250,000 Bentley Coupe and the services of a security guard), taxidermic models of extinct animals including a saber-tooth tiger and the giant skeleton of a Siberian bear, real estate offers and diamond-covered cellphones. One of the most striking items was a Mercedes covered in swirls of Swarovski crystals but the sellers recommend that the $350,000 car only be used on special occasions, some of the crystals were already falling off. Another offering might be an odd choice for those living in Russia's frigid climate, personalized "cold rooms" from Criohome which go down to minus 85 degrees Celsius and are meant to increase good health and even cure hangovers by spending a few minutes inside freezing each day.
Gallery: Moscow Millionaire Fair 2007