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Who are the super-rich Russian elite who have chosen to make London their home?

The brilliant one-off BBC documentary Rich, Russian and Living in London, followed some of Moscow’s most prominent expats, from an art collector to a political dissident and sheds light on the cloistered world of London’s Russian super-elite. With more than 100,000 expats living in the capital, Russian-born millionaires have fuelled constant headlines in recent years as they buy up properties in some of London’s wealthiest areas. 

  • Feeling tired? It’s probably just that you’re not rich enough. “Money is basically energy, and a lot of money is a lot of energy,” explains Catherine MacDougall. 

Who are the super-rich Russian elite who have chosen to make London their home? Why have they favoured the capital city? And why do they obsess about the English education system, polo and the monarchy? 

Rich, Russian and Living in London aired on Mon 5 Jan 2015, and is currently not available on the BBC iPlayer but…. 

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