Young Russian businessmen light ruble notes on fire, party in Moscow as Ukraine burns
While Russia continues to invade and attack Ukraine, a group of rich Russian youngsters were spotted laughing as they burned banknotes on the hot rocks for shisha pipes. The gang of youngsters burned 50 ruble denomination notes (50 rubles is less than a dollar) as they partied in Secret Room, a plush bar and nightclub in Moscow.
@RichRussianKids, a verified Instagram page, recorded their antics and posted them to their story. Anastasia Minina, a ring girl and model who claims she was a contestant in Miss Russia 2020, was a part of the group. The other accounts that were tagged in the story were those of young businessmen known for flaunting their wealthy lifestyles online, as per Daily Star.
Slava Bogachev, one of the businessmen tagged, sells sneakers and phones online and claims that he bought a Porsche Boxter at just 18-years-old. He claims that an Apple hardware store he owns makes 600,000 Russian rubles ($7,350 approx) a month, while his sneaker store rakes in 160,000 rubles ($1960) a month.
Dmitry Yuldashev, whose Instagram username is @dy_orion, owns Meleton, an EdTech platform for creating online courses. His bio claims that he has been an entrepreneur since the age of 13 and a former student of Moscow State University. As per Meleton's website, it has over 6,000+ online courses, 50,000+ students, and 20,000+ classes created by the course authors.
Sergei Khitrov, another name on the list, has over 1.1 million Instagram followers and was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He is a business investor and states that he shares tips on self-development, personal growth, books, and motivation. Meanwhile, another youngster, whose username is @svl_danil, owns a Lamborghini Huracan and a Jaguar f-type. He works in niche marketing and helps people enter the market.
Secret Room's website claims itself to be "the best nightclub, famous for its concept and musical content, favorite place of Russian and international artists, all kinds of expensive alcohol, famous personalities, exclusive music in the style of rap and not only, as well as sets from the best DJs." As these youngsters partied and burnt money away for fun, Russia continues to destroy Ukrainian cities and civilians, and the list of casualties continues to rise.