the Mansion cost nearly one hundred million hryvnia was put up for auction. This is a house in Dnipropetrovsk, where for several years he lived, Leonid Brezhnev before becoming the leader of the Soviet Union.
Of all lots offered at auction on 4 February, this is the largest and most interesting. The mansion stands in the centre of the city of Dnipropetrovsk, has lost half its name with the de-communization of Ukraine in 2014. This two-story with high basement home, on a quiet street rogaleva — not a historic building, and a good reconstruction. It mimics the art Nouveau mansion that belonged to the Hope of Galich. The restoration was carried out in 2003 with the construction of a new building nearby (now the administrative complex with a fenced yard). Exterior — turret with a pyramidal roof and a spire, which is a characteristic detail of art Nouveau or eclectic. On the facades of ornaments on the cornice of the towers of the so-called crackers. Local journalists have confused Gothic style with art Nouveau, but how proud are saying about this remarkable place.
the house was lived in Soviet times the head of the Dnipropetrovsk city. From 1947 to 1950 there lived Leonid Brezhnev, a future leader of the country. He got the job to rebuild the city, which was heavily damaged, he worked as the first Secretary of the Dnipropetrovsk city Committee, then Secretary of the regional Committee of the Communist party of Ukraine. Brezhnev loved this city. Here he graduated, he started his career on the ideological front.
Dnipropetrovsk period in his career was very noticeable, it was a step to an armchair of the Secretary General. From this city, Brezhnev was invited to Moscow for leadership positions of several of his friends. Even talking about the Dnepropetrovsk clan.
“In 1970-e years, joking that the history of our country is divided into three periods — the pre-Petrine, and Dnipropetrovsk Petrovsky, — says Alexander Maisuryan, essayist, historian, author of “the Other Brezhnev”. – Not many people from this city were in Moscow, but it was sminor posts. Tikhonov led the government, Shcherbitsky Brezhnev had wanted to be his successor”.
a mansion with a fenced yard — a tidbit for a prestigious firm or Bank. Moreover, Dnepropetrovsk is a city of oligarchic clans and politicians. Hence Kuchma and Tymoshenko. Vladimir Zelensky his election campaign began in the Dnepropetrovsk region. Bulky plaque with a bas-relief of Brezhnev on the mansion may be an additional incentive to compete for this item.
“the Building is of interest to major companies and banks. Banks must have deposits under the ground below was well protected,” explains the expert on the real estate market Svetlana Kurkova.
the Interiors are quite old — Soviet model of the staircase and lamps. The starting price of the complex at 97.9 million ($3.5 million). For this building the price is small, and that there lived Leonid Brezhnev, not balances the enormous costs that await new owner. For comparison, Brezhnev’s dacha in the Crimea was sold for 18.5 million dollars.
“Three and a half million is the cost entirely, says Kurkova. – If you take the cost per square meter, the price seems small. It is necessary to consider historical value. But I fear that the investments will be enormous.”
Realtors say that such auctions do not get random buyers. Applicants for this house, likely to have been known in advance. Of course, the house will retain its appearance and will remain in any case and plaque.