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Russian Billionaire To Build Tourist Complex On Island Of Mljet

One of Russia’s richest men, Oligarch Vladimir Jevtusenko, has finally been given the green light to start building his 109 million euro tourist complex on the southern Dalmatian island of Mljet.

Billionaire Jevtusenko, who is a close pal of Vladimir Putin, purchased 220,000 square metres of land on the island in 2003, but could not do anything when part of the land was still registered as ‘forest’, meaning by law it could be sold to a foreign buyer.

With the land being “blocked” for a number of years, the council has removed remaining obstacles standing in the way of the project being realised. The tourist complex, to be built on the site Pinjevica, will be 40,000 square metres in size and is expected to open up over 150 jobs on Croatia’s southern most island.

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