Monday, May 5, 2008

Russian women make gold-digging an art form

Ksenia Sobchak has co-written a book on how to snare an oligarch

Russian women make gold-digging an art form - Telegraph:

"They sit at nearly every table in Moscow's smartest restaurants, wearing designer jewellery and smiles that show they know they are the envy of every girl in Russia.

But for the wives and girlfriends of Russia's super-rich oligarchs, the good life has just got a little bit harder – thanks to a slew of books telling other women how to follow in their footsteps.

With 110 billionaires and 130,000 millionaires, oil-rich Russia now ranks only behind the United States in terms of sheer numbers of wealthy bachelors."