Putin signs contract with French company on building theme parks in Crimea and Moscow



2014/08/15 • News

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a contract with a French company on building historical theme parks in Moscow and Crimea, the French daily newspaper Le Figaro reports.

This happened the day day after Philippe de Villiers, founder of French company Puy du Fou, had a meeting with Putin in Crimea.

The family theme park in Moscow is going to be built by the Marshall Capital nvestment fund, owned by Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeev, although he was included in the last EU sanctions list.

The park, with an estimated building cost of $500 million dollars should be completed by 2017. It will be constructed in Moscow near the ‘Tsargrad’ hotel and entertainment center, also owned by Malofeev.

According to information from Le Figaro, a park project Crimea in also in the works, however, its construction site is not not known.

The USA and EU have imposed sanctions against Russia following the annexation of Crimea in March and the role played by Moscow in de-stabilizing the situation in Eastern Ukraine.

Source: Radio Svoboda, translated by Irina Kostyshina

  • Brent

    Some of the upcoming attractions have already been announced!!!

    1) “Pirates of the Crimean”
    you get to role play in annexing a part of a neighboring sovereign country
    2) “Putinocchio’s Daring Journey”
    you get to review Putin’s speeches to the Duma and Russian television audience where he denies Russian soldiers were in Crimea, and there are no Russian troops in Donbass
    3) “Alexei in Winterland”
    you are sent to a Siberian Gulag circa 1935
    4) “Ratatouille”
    you participate in the purchase of an assault class warship from the French government
    5) “Washed Up Stars On Parade”
    you get to watch Gerard Depardieu, Steven Seagal and Mickey Rourke kiss Putin’s feet
    6) “Fantasyland Theater”
    where the entire world learns Russian, there is no LGBT community, and the only religion is Orthodox Christian
    7) “Festival of the Lyin’ King”
    montage of Putin’s speeches since 2000
    8) “Journey to the Center of the Earth”
    a train ride to Moscow
    9) “Toy Story”
    you get to dress up as a Russian sponsored insurgent, play with new Russian military hardware and attempt to shoot down a civilian airliner
    10) “World According to Goofy”
    the many speeches and negotiations of Sergei Lavrov are reviewed
    11) “The Seven Dwarfs Mine Tour”
    you get to tour a Donbass coal mine with Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Medvedev, and their fellow verticaly challenged fascist tour guides Kim Jong Un, Bunga Bunga Berlusconi, Napoleon Bonaparte, Benito Mussolini and Joseph Stalin
    12) “The Haunted Mansion”
    get to tour Yanukovych’s Mezhyhira complex outside of Kiev….this one is already open to the public…..

  • Milton Devonair

    Wow, what a creepy little hand on a creepy little guy.

  • Emile Ducoté

    You have to take into account that Mr de Villiers is not only an entertainment organiser but a French politician, an anti-european, and a strong supporter of Vladimir Putin

  • Emile Ducoté

    It would be a goog thing if Ukraine tried to find a legal way to sue him and make him pay in cash for the fact that he is supporting the occupation of Crimea
    For these French aristocratic degenerates, the most important thing is not “tradition” but money.
    So this “catholic” will learn that theft is a sin.