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Roman Abramovich gifts Vladimir Putin Olympia

Finding the perfect gifts for the hard to buy for is no mean feat and, if you're buying for a superyacht owner, there's no denying the bar is set pretty high. So what to get for the person who has everything - including an amazing superyacht? Why one that's even bigger and better of course. Here are six stories that prove superyachts really do make the ultimate gift...

Roman Abramovich gifts Vladimir Putin Olympia

While gifting a yacht to a loved one may be the ultimate act of generosity, buying a beautiful Feadship for the new leader of your country suggests a rather different goal. This week rumours have circulated that Roman Abramovich, who famously owns the second largest yacht in the worldEclipse, gave Russian president Vladimir Putin the 57 metre Olympia when he was elected in 2002 - the same year the yacht delivered.

The claims come among accusations of corruption and embezzlement against Putin, which include reports he gave large sums of state money to friends and used government funds to run and maintain the yacht. While Putin has strongly refuted the claims, Ambramovich's representatives have said only that the claims are 'unsubstantiated' but have not denied the transaction took place.

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