Sands remembered Ostap Bender for sale “hours of Putin”

Sold at auction Legends Monaco watch that supposedly belonged to Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t actually have any relation to it. This was stated press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov on Friday, July 21, the correspondent of “”.

“Auction house will likely cheated some buyer, well charging a high price. But it is let the buyer understands” — he said, stressing that the Kremlin is not in any way be part of this history.

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However, Peskov said that he was sorry for the buyer who fell for the trick. “The case Ostap Bender lives”, he concluded.

On the eve of “Russian service Bi-bi-si” reported that the Patek Philippe Triple Complication presented as property of Vladimir Putin, cost the buyer to 1,054 million euros. Their new owner wished to remain anonymous.

Subsequently, the representatives of the auction organizer told the newspaper that sold for one million euros watch has been bought “very important person as a gift to a man named Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.”

In 2009, Vladimir Putin, then Chairman of the Russian government, gave his watch to son of a Tuvan shepherd, who gave him horses for horse riding. In the same year he gave the watch Tula mechanic, who asked him for a gift.

Ostap Bender — the main hero of the picaresque novels of Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov “the Twelve chairs” and “Golden calf”.