Homebuliders in a suburb North West of Moscow are offering to throw in a helicopter with every purchase of a new house. Not that the houses are that cheap, the...

Homebuliders in a suburb North West of Moscow are offering to throw in a helicopter with every purchase of a new house. Not that the houses are that cheap, the millionaire’s suburb of Rublyovka counts a Vladimir V. Putin as an inhabitant and lots of land are being sold at $5m a piece along strips like the prestgious Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Shosse. The wealth is speading too. Nearby Crocus City, on the north side of Moscow, bills itself as the largest luxury mall in the world (soon to include include 15 high-rise office buildings, a yacht mooring terminal, helipad, 1,000-room hotel, 216,000-square-foot casino and 16-screen movie theater). Shoppers at this "city within a city" spend an average of $560 on clothes and shoes during each visit.

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