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Did Russian Billionaire Also Buy $8 Million Home For Daughter’s Guard? [PICS]

By on December 28, 2011

Last week, the web was abuzz with the news that billionaire Russian oligarch Dmitry Ryoblovlev had given his 22-year-old daughter the gift to end all gifts–an $88 million apartment at 15 Central Park West that had previously belonged to ex-Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill.

Now, rumor has it that the penthouse isn’t the only real estate Ryoblovlev bought at the storied building last week.

The New York Observer reports that he also paid $8.4 million for a two-bedroom apartment on the building’s third floor, apparently for use by daughter Ekaterina’s security guards.

Ryoblovlev flatly denies he was involved in the purchase, with a spokesperson telling the Observer:

Neither Dmitry Rybolovlev, nor his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovleva, nor any companies connected to them have purchased apartment 3F at 15 Central Park West, New York City. The reports suggesting that they have are completely inaccurate. There have never been any plans or even any discussions about purchasing this apartment.

But the Observer says it has sources who insist the apartment belongs to Rybolovlev.

In any case, the photos of the place are pretty impressive.