Roman Abramovich Visits Venice Biennale On Mega-Yacht, Angers Locals

06/06/2011 06:46 pm ET | Updated Aug 06, 2011
  • Tom Kington Rome The Observer

There can be no doubt that Roman Abramovich's enormous yacht Luna is enjoying the spotlight this summer as it tours the Mediterranean. But the citizens of Venice, a city more familiar than most with extravagant displays of wealth down the centuries, are not impressed.

The Russian oligarch's £115m, 377ft behemoth moored unannounced last week at one of the city's most stunning lagoon locations, as Abramovich and his girlfriend, Dasha Zhukova, pitched up for the Venice Biennale.

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