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Ukraine's Presidential Cars!

Snapshot: Ukraine's ousted President- Yanukovych’s garage boasts an impressive collection of about 70 cars and motorcycles, including Bentley, Knight XV and International armored trucks and an array of classics

Ukraine has been in the news over the past few weeks, for various reasons and tensions surrounding anti-government protests which turned into deadly violence and which ultimately led to the fall of its President, Viktor Yanukovych. Now, Mr. Yanukovych has gone underground, as there is a warrant out for his arrest on charges related to as-many-as 100 civilian deaths. And in his absence, the world is getting a look at the lavish lifestyle, the Ukrainian president and his family used to live. 

'Mezhyhirya'- Viktor's empire, is spread across 345 acres on country's Dnieper River. Loaded with ultra-luxurious facilities, Mezhyhirya, boasts an artificial lake, golf course, shooting range, tennis courts and a zoo on the outskirts of the residence.The main treasure that people discovered in the palace, were Viktor Yanukovych’s collection of more than 70 classic cars and motorcycles, making it a museum of Soviet-era automotive history, more than a regular garage. 

The collection found at Mezhyhirya includes various cult names like Zavod Imeni Likhachova (ZiL) limos, Ferrari 410 cabriolet, 1963 Chevrolet Impala and a 950 Bentley Continental S1. Just like the President, his son was also very-much fond of cars and had numerous Mercedes-Benz vehicles, from a Brabus G-Class Cabriolet and a C126 SEC, to an SLS AMG and W121 S-Class. The Mercedes cars are all-black, just like the rest of the rides in this garage. 

The cars appear to be well-maintained, and most of them have museum-like displays in front of them, detailing some of their history. It is a state collection and unlikely to be sold but even if was, it would yield a whopping 4 million USD in the open market it is estimated!

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