MOSCOW, January 20 - RAPSI. London High Court of Justice has obligated Boris Agrest, former director of Nautilus Pompilius, a famous Russian rock band, to pay his ex-wife Zhanna Kremen 15 million euros, according to the the court decision, made available to the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
Agrest and Kremen got married in Moscow in 1991 and divorced in Israel in 2003. Agrest argues that his marriage was not lawful because he was not divorced then with his previous wife.
Although the Russian courts agreed with his arguments, the London court recognized the marriage lawful and ordered Agrest to pay alimony to his ex-wife. Nevertheless, Agrest preferred to leave the United Kingdom, the documents read.
Additionally Agrest tried to get rid of his assets which he did want to be transferred to the former wife and their children. Kremen sued him stating that, although, she is entitled to a half of his fortune according to British laws, she requires only 12 million euros. She also proposed her ex-husband to settle the dispute out of court.
Kremen's attorney has estimated the entrepreneur's fortune at 120 million euros by. Kremen mentioned even a larger amount.
The London court sided with Kremen and recovered from Agrest 15 million euro.