A Day with a Russian Billionaire

A Day with a Russian Billionaire


[MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN DUFFY: So with the
fall of communism came a lot of questions. Chief among them, when you’re
dividing up decade’s worth of state-owned assets,
who gets what? The short answer is
a very lucky few. In the early ’90s, private
citizens with the best connections to the powers that
be, we’re essentially just gifted a whole bunch
of previously state-controlled assets. It’s all best personified by the
Russian oligarchs, a group of super-powerful businessmen
who control a disproportionate amount of the country’s
wealth. We came to Moscow to see
how the 0.00001% live. [MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN DUFFY: We’re about to go
meet Sergey, who we’ve heard really enjoys a life
of real opulence. We’ve been flying over all this
land, and you’re like, OK, so when do we get
to Sergey’s place? And they’re like, this
is Sergey’s place. This entire fucking
place is Sergey’s. He owns pretty much the entire
north of Russia. Sergey Veremeenko is an oligarch
thought to have had connections to both the Russian
mob and the Putin government, who made his fortune
through coal, metals, and later banking. His 26-year-old wife, Sophia,
joined us for lunch. SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: Thank you so much
for your hospitality. Cheers. SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SOFIA ARZHAKOVSKAYA:
I saw like six bodyguards behind him. After we hung out, and had
coffee, and chatted, he stood up, and there was like
six bodyguards. Oh my god, who is this guy? SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SOFIA ARZHAKOVSKAYA:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: Really? Wow. SOFIA ARZHAKOVSKAYA: In 2006. RYAN DUFFY: I didn’t know. That changes the dynamic
of the table. I’ve never sat at a table with
a Mrs. World before. SOFIA ARZHAKOVSKAYA: Yep. RYAN DUFFY: That’s
amazing, in 2006? Wow. SOFIA ARZHAKOVSKAYA: It was
a huge scandal as well. RYAN DUFFY: So they thought
there was cheating or some backroom deals? SOFIA ARZHAKOVSKAYA: They were
saying right away that he was standing right there with the
gun, saying, you know, now put a crown on her. RYAN DUFFY: I assume that’s not
the case, right, Sergey? SOFIA ARZHAKOVSKAYA:
Of course not. He was surprised as
I am that I won. RYAN DUFFY: Right, but just
because he’s a powerful guy people would just assume that
the corruption, the word that gets thrown around
all the time. And that’s a very Western
perception of Russia, right? Is that business and finance is
very closely tied to, you know, corruption and that. How do you kind of stay
on top of that? SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] [BELL TOLLS] RYAN DUFFY: After our caviar,
Sergey took us to view his collection of Russian
religious art. Valued at over $200 million,
it’s thought to be the largest in the world. So this is essentially one tenth
of Sergey’s collection of icons, housed here
at a private museum. Not at his main house. Just at one of the country
houses he has. He built a private museum. It’s stunning. SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SOFIA ARZHAKOVSKAYA: He’s the
favorite holy icon for the businessman to pray to. RYAN DUFFY: Why is this the
favorite of the businessman? SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: Should I be
concerned about the wolves and the bears that we don’t shoot? All right, vodka’s the answer. SERGEY VEREMEENKO: Let’s go. RYAN DUFFY: So in Sergey’s
down time, he’s an avid hunter. So much so that he this entire
estate of cabins out here where he hunts wild boar,
among other things. So he’s brought us out to
traipse through the snow and hunt some boar. But outfits are first
and foremost. And by hunting, Sergey meant
we’d be stationed in a heated hunting blind while his
bodyguards scattered bags of corn into a lit area that we’d
fire into with a sniper rifle. Not exactly sportsman like,
but a lot of fun. SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] [GUN SHOTS] SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
Congratulations. [SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: We’ve been
up for 48 hours. And we’ve been drinking
vodka since 2 PM. But Sergey says it’s time
to go to the sauna. So it’s time to go
to the sauna. We’ve got our hats. We’ve got our robes. SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: I don’t know what
that means, probably not good. SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: The saying in the
United States, Sergey, is it’s not gay if it feels good. How have things changed? Obviously, over the last two
decades, Russia has undergone dramatic changes. Where do you see this going? SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: Oh yeah. SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: This seems like
a really bad idea. SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: Oh! [LAUGHTER] Yeah! SERGEY VEREMEENKO:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] RYAN DUFFY: Oh, Jesus Christ. SERGEY VEREMEENKO: Cheers. RYAN DUFFY: Cheers. Fuck all. [RUSSIAN MUSIC PLAYING]

100 Comments

  • Lo l

    June 24, 2019

    his wife must obey him otherwise she might perish

    Reply
  • S G

    June 24, 2019

    Welp, all the digger alarms are going off.

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  • SiR- Mclarry

    June 24, 2019

    What did god had created?!

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  • David Burk

    June 24, 2019

    [MUSIC PLAYING]
    [SPEAKING RUSSIAN]
    [LAUGHS RUSSIAN]
    [BELL TOLLS]
    [GUN SHOTS]
    [RUSSIAN TOILET FLUSH NOISES]

    Reply
  • Подробно О

    June 25, 2019

    Конченые ублюдки!!! Придёт время этим тварям будет конец. Он уже близок и каждая мразь будет висеть на столбе!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • Dane O'Farrell

    June 25, 2019

    Glad they put subtitles up to let me know when the Russian man is speaking in Russian…

    Reply
  • llaneromemos

    June 25, 2019

    I love the russian version of tetris in the backround

    Reply
  • Minsuga BTS

    June 25, 2019

    Lmao all people talkin about subtitles getting mad at them and when there is georgian who knows russian and hates putin because of occupation of 20% georgia lmao

    Reply
  • Gin Martin

    June 26, 2019

    Of course his name is Sergei 😒

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  • Beerrunner81

    June 27, 2019

    So that's how you hunt in Russia? That's not how we do it. That was not hunting.

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  • Dani Mardani

    June 27, 2019

    When im a Billionaire ini Russian i will buy some big bass and turn the hard bass… Cheeki breeki cyka

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  • Tommaso Friz

    June 27, 2019

    You have to wonder the things this man did to build his own monastery

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  • JESUS*IS*THE*ONLY*WAY alvino

    June 27, 2019

    Sorry, but that WAS gay

    Reply
  • Nitesh Kumar

    June 28, 2019

    I was told there is no 1% under communism

    Reply
  • Morris Meeuwissen

    June 28, 2019

    True lad

    Reply
  • baz

    June 28, 2019

    really . who gives a shit !

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  • Rafael ifshsm

    June 29, 2019

    id have 4 wifes if i was him

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  • Alucard Tiverton

    June 29, 2019

    Ofocurse non communists like a world with the 0.0001%having fun ofcourse you guys love this

    Reply
  • c0nn0r is Gay

    June 29, 2019

    The American is really hot

    Reply
  • MONTY Montgomery

    June 29, 2019

    He probably hunts kidnapped children and fucks young boys too….

    Reply
  • Roselyn Policina

    June 29, 2019

    RIP wildboars 😢💔

    Reply
  • Xantteboy

    July 2, 2019

    Hunting with ak47

    Russian: 110%

    Reply
  • Jmatto Onnit

    July 3, 2019

    Be good if you could know wtf he is saying, I get it that he’s speaking Russian thank you for clarifying that.

    Reply
  • Chad

    July 3, 2019

    Russia no doubt meddled in our elections………and I don't care. I imagine Russia invading the US……I really doubt much would change. Possibly less Kardashian bullshit?

    Reply
  • jdoe

    July 4, 2019

    Damn too many Russian trolls complimenting corruption and dishonesty, that's just fucked up

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  • will stribling

    July 4, 2019

    A snipe rifle?! Fake news much?

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  • Michael Josias

    July 5, 2019

    i need to be a billionaire to find a hot wife like that! just 9 zeros more

    Reply
  • Miyu Miyu

    July 5, 2019

    Gotta admit, for someone who probably killed and trampled over thousands to get what he has today, hes a pretty chill dude.

    Reply
  • TheMusickGuy

    July 6, 2019

    Gulag.

    Reply
  • Dylan Butler

    July 6, 2019

    Did vice use Katyusha as a song

    Reply
  • Tee Khing Hua

    July 7, 2019

    The guy in the middle was reaalllllllyy uncomfortable.

    Reply
  • Carson

    July 8, 2019

    “We have a saying in the United States, it’s not gay if it feels good” lmaoooooo

    Reply
  • bob

    July 8, 2019

    FEUDALISM

    Reply
  • Jeremy Cruz

    July 9, 2019

    Is nobody going to mention Joseph Stalin casually sitting at the end of the table at the beginning? 😂

    Reply
  • Jasmine Luton

    July 9, 2019

    3:04 doesn't even pretend to be clean😂

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  • Rico Yakup

    July 10, 2019

    Trust me the gugz scared because he trippin whell talking to his whife LOL

    Reply
  • rodger so

    July 11, 2019

    6:33 he said " its a horrible crime" not "an american thing" pretty sure

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  • Ethan Adam Rose

    July 12, 2019

    I will say this, the man is preserving priceless religious iconography and Slavic culture that could very easily be lost.

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  • Double N Freund Käse

    July 12, 2019

    1:53 Russian don't drink coffee, we drink kompot and vodka

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  • The Soviet Commando

    July 12, 2019

    Is that Comrade Vlad from Payday?

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  • Ruth Naranjo

    July 13, 2019

    I'd marry him, i need that money

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  • Bigthiccgaydicks 420_69_666_1738

    July 13, 2019

    I want a russian sugar daddy now tbh

    Reply
  • Kimberly Smith

    July 13, 2019

    I’m about to turn this off. I can’t read subtitles on top of subtitles

    Reply
  • MSbeksy

    July 15, 2019

    4:21-The fear in your weak American heart is funny to me, cheers…

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  • I just came to say goodbye

    July 16, 2019

    He looks so sleazy

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  • rhonda bullard

    July 16, 2019

    For everyone talking about subtitles. Go to the top right corner of the video. Click the 3 dots. Turn subtitles off. You’re welcome.

    Reply
  • Gage Walker

    July 17, 2019

    Hey Russia hows that only carrier that sank in dry dock doin…

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  • Gage Walker

    July 17, 2019

    Hey Russia hows that only carrier that sank in dry dock doin…

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  • Gage Walker

    July 17, 2019

    Hey Russia hows that only carrier that sank in dry dock doin…

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  • DADDY

    July 18, 2019

    What a guy

    I would love to hang out with him

    Reply
  • Pheromone

    July 19, 2019

    I think he is humble

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  • Stretch Nuggets

    July 19, 2019

    I wish I had my own forest that big

    Reply
  • Ramen Seller

    July 19, 2019

    Vice 2019: mEmE (cringe af)

    Reply
  • Samuel Herold

    July 19, 2019

    The thumbnail made me wanna puke

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  • Darry

    July 20, 2019

    they drink Vodka like we drink Tea in the UK…

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  • Jayzibbit cropper

    July 20, 2019

    When a billionaire says to you its strip time you know there's no saying no. Lmao

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  • CHILLY MAN

    July 21, 2019

    I cant believe how humble he guy is he seem like such a nice guy. The guy didn't even flex about his money like most rich people.

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  • TurjoJewel Jewel

    July 22, 2019

    How many pegs you had 😂😂?

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  • Hafizh Alfi

    July 22, 2019

    I feel the goosebump from the song

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  • trippingonthejourney

    July 24, 2019

    He is extremely humble for a billionaire . Let's learn

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  • Yaman Rao Yadav

    July 24, 2019

    Is he the friend of "life of boris"? He always mention him.😂

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  • Chris John

    July 25, 2019

    kill that guy …

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  • Chris John

    July 25, 2019

    so cold … you cannot afford or wish to cover your Forest's in a dome, for more warmth, edible perennials, vegetable fruits nuts berries.. rather let mammals shiver eating stems and soil from the grass before shooting them … what vision do you have to make your world better … if NONE … ask some schools to give you some ideas with competitions, in exchange for ''work for life'' in each and every sector … or we'll shoot you .. HA HA HA HA HA=

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  • yawar hussain

    July 25, 2019

    We need more people like this fuck you DONALD TRUMP

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  • sameer shah

    July 25, 2019

    For that kind of money, I would love to be Sergie's 26yr old wife🙄

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  • An An

    July 27, 2019

    Of course not… We. Gave them money

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  • Jordan

    July 27, 2019

    I stand up when the russian national anthem start's playing

    Reply
  • suomalainen82

    July 27, 2019

    ебанное путенское бандитское ворье!–детишки бывших коммунистических шишек и партработников!

    Reply
  • Sanjaya Thather

    July 27, 2019

    ur life is awesome

    Reply
  • Aliaksandr Usau

    July 27, 2019

    What a fokin idiot. Very stupid video. Hate this shit. Roissiya v perde. Dont't fok simple russian people. Llloooollll

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  • instinct

    July 28, 2019

    Tbh he seems pretty cool

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  • Dorian Mcnab

    July 29, 2019

    All that money for nothing One thing and that's to do God's work it's a loan

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  • Caroline Balkon

    July 30, 2019

    Miss 2006 World that pretty cool what most women hope to win to be, Miss world status. You know. But don't ask me just thing most women prefer to winners when retire life of marriage. To me that pretty amazing…though he had owned regions where I don't think billionaires in America can do that. If other countries they probably could do that.

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  • Marguerite Jean

    August 1, 2019

    That is hospitality. Not western style of course. Gotta luv the Russians.

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  • The Box

    August 2, 2019

    That must have been scary because he could have killed you at anytime lol

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  • Daniel Cobian

    August 3, 2019

    So what????

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  • ROCK,BOTTOM cazador

    August 6, 2019

    Russia el mejor lugar para vivir

    Reply
  • Emmanuel Asante

    August 6, 2019

    Corruption is our mentality. Corruption is everywhere but it prospers here

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  • anonymous internet

    August 7, 2019

    This proves that pussies go after money all the time

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  • Sergio Cb

    August 7, 2019

    he drinks so much vodka that he can't even get an erection to fuck that younger pussy
    probably she has an affair with his bodyguard but as soon as he finds out what they're doing he is going to kill them with his gold kallashnikov

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  • Bert FRANZ

    August 8, 2019

    He got a fucking Massage by one of the richest guys in russia

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  • Jobert Viloria

    August 9, 2019

    01:22. The thumbnail brought me here.

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  • Mario Huerta

    August 10, 2019

    She looks horny as fuck…

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  • Bat Masterson

    August 11, 2019

    Russians are weak…weak like snow, weak like small woman, weak like baby, weak like little scared frog in pond. Russia is weak too, like weak soup, that needs more onions. Russia is like USA was in 1920's..1930's..but now USA is 2019, Russia went backwards to 1865…

    Reply
  • Guillermo Wijdemans

    August 12, 2019

    6:57 lol, look at him 'handling'' the wodka 😂😂😂😂 the guy is wasted

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  • derper derp

    August 13, 2019

    And people starve…

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  • Jason the Historian

    August 13, 2019

    the oligarchs are the new boyars, history is just repeating itself, Putin is no czar, he is just another smaller oligarch, he is only there because the oligarchs support him. Putin is not as powerful as people make him out to be. The real power rests with the modern day boyars.

    Reply
  • Brandon Ramirez

    August 14, 2019

    OPA OPA O PA PA

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  • Adam A

    August 15, 2019

    The thumbnail tho 😂🤣😂🤣

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  • Фома Неверующий

    August 15, 2019

    This corrupt criminal thief is sickening.. the new revolution will crucify these perverted prick. He feels sorry not everyone is rich in russia???? HE stole the money from the people, мразь тошнотворная

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  • Troy Laurent

    August 16, 2019

    Here's an idea. How about you dont put the CC over the fucking subtitles???

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  • Carl Lazarraga

    August 16, 2019

    For a billionare he seems really cool to hang out with lol

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  • f0rumrr

    August 17, 2019

    Ah back when vice was good.

    Reply
  • f0rumrr

    August 17, 2019

    4:39 so ya that exists.

    Reply
  • Patrick Marble

    August 17, 2019

    This guy is fukking awesome… Plus he sounds like a good soul, he just likes to have a good time RRRRRRUSIAN STYLE..I

    see what I did there? RRRoled the R

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  • Nasser MJ

    August 17, 2019

    Talk of rich. The corrupt way.

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  • Evan Borden

    August 18, 2019

    I wonder what Sergey is up to today? I'd hang out with Sergey all day. I wonder if he has a spot in his business to work.

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  • Alex Rodrigues

    August 18, 2019

    At least Russia is honest about being corrupt.Unlike America and the U.K.

    Reply
  • Ganesh Tamang

    August 18, 2019

    I like your news

    Reply
  • Zander Necaise

    August 19, 2019

    Your telling me he hunts boar with an ak 47 😨😰

    Reply

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