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Russian Billionaire Fights to Sail Frozen Yacht to Saint-Tropez

  • Kuzmichev suing again to complain about boat immobilization
  • His assets remain frozen after first victory in yachts battle
La Petite Ourse in Antibes, France in March.
La Petite Ourse in Antibes, France in March.Photographer: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Sanctioned Russian billionaire Alexey Kuzmichev is taking on French authorities again to demand the right to go on sailing trips around the French Riviera in one of his yachts targeted by an asset freeze. 

Weeks after scoring a partial victory over officials who raided one of his vessels, Kuzmichev’s attorney Philippe Blanchetier was back in court to argue that another boat, “La Petite Ourse II,” was illegally immobilized by French customs authorities.