Russian billionaire has paid his ex-wife just £5m of the £450m payout - including a £346m yacht - that judge awarded her in Britain's biggest ever divorce settlement

  • Tatiana Akhmedova was awareded a 41.5 per cent share of Farkhad's £1billion
  • But a judge has been told she has only pocketed £5milllion so far
  • Farkhad has been ruled to transfer his £346million yacht into his ex-wife's name

Tatiana Akhmedova is fighting to get her hands on nearly £450million she is owed by her Russian billionaire ex-husband

Tatiana Akhmedova is fighting to get her hands on nearly £450million she is owed by her Russian billionaire ex-husband

A housewife fighting to get her hands on nearly £450million she is owed by her Russian billionaire ex-husband is preparing for the next step in a three-year legal battle.

Tatiana Akhmedova, who is in her 40s, was awarded a 41.5 per cent share of businessman Farkhad Akhmedov's £1billion-plus fortune by a British divorce court judge in late 2016.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, who analysed the case at a trial in the Family Division of the High Court in London, said Ms Akhmedova should walk away with £453million.

But, the judge has been told, she has so far pocketed about £5million.

He heard that Mr Akhmedov had not 'voluntarily' paid a penny.

Ms Akhmedova has taken steps to freeze assets, begun legal action in England and abroad, and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave has ruled that Mr Akhmedov's £346million yacht, the MV Luna, should be transferred into her name.

A judge in London is now set to analyse the latest stage of the litigation at another hearing due to take place early in November.

Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles says Ms Akhmedova has succeeded in serving legal papers relating to an application for asset freezing orders on Mr Akhmedov.

The judge heard that Farkhad Akhmedov had not voluntarily paid a penny to his ex-wife

The judge heard that Farkhad Akhmedov had not voluntarily paid a penny to his ex-wife

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave has ruled that Mr Akhmedov's £346million yacht, the MV Luna, should be transferred into her name

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave has ruled that Mr Akhmedov's £346million yacht, the MV Luna, should be transferred into her name

The judge said she had been trying to serve the application by WhatsApp.

That had not worked, 'probably' because Mr Akhmedov had blocked the number.

An attempt at delivering documents to Mr Akhmedov's office in Moscow had been 'refused'.

But, Mrs Justice Knowles, said documents had now been successfully delivered to Mr Akhmedov's personal email - without any 'bounce-back'.

The judge has given details of the hearing in a ruling summarising the latest developments in the case.

As one of the world's super yachts Luna boasts a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool (above), a helicopter landing pad and a mini-submarine

As one of the world's super yachts Luna boasts a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool (above), a helicopter landing pad and a mini-submarine

The businessman had insisted he had given Tatiana ownership of the family's £20m Surrey home (above) and an art collection worth more than £30m

The businessman had insisted he had given Tatiana ownership of the family's £20m Surrey home (above) and an art collection worth more than £30m

Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles says she will consider issues concerning documents relating to Mr Akhmedov's financial affairs at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

The judge has given details of the hearing in a ruling summarising the latest developments in the case.

She had analysed issues at a hearing earlier this year.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave's £453million award is thought to be the biggest of its kind made in England and Wales.

The businessman, who made his fortune in gas and oil, was unable to use the yacht for over eight months after it was impounded when it sailed in Dubai for repairs

The businessman, who made his fortune in gas and oil, was unable to use the yacht for over eight months after it was impounded when it sailed in Dubai for repairs

He heard that Ms Akhmedova came from eastern Europe, but had been a British citizen since 2000.

She had been a housewife and mother to the couple's now grown-up sons.

Mr Akhmedov argued he had made a 'special contribution' to the generation of wealth.

But Mr Justice Haddon-Cave concluded that both had made 'equal contributions to the welfare of the family'.

A spokesman for Farkhad Akhmedov said: 'Mr Akhmedov and his ex wife were both Russian citizens when they were married in 1992 and subsequently divorced in 2000 in Moscow.

'Following that divorce, Mr Akhmedov provided lavishly for his ex-wife and their two sons

'He does not believe she had any rights to pursue a further matrimonial settlement 13 years later in England and that the English High Court was misguided in making any award against him.'

Russian billionaire blocks British ex-wife on WhatsApp as she demands more than £5m of £450m payout

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