The teen famous for tracking Elon Musk’s jet has a new target: Russian oligarchs’ jets and yachts
, 2022-03-07 02:00:00,
- Twitter accounts have been set up to track the air and sea travel of Russian oligarchs.
- The accounts formed following sanctions against members of Putin’s inner circle and their assets.
The teenager who created a Twitter account that tracks Elon Musk’s private jet has turned his talents to a new subject: Russian oligarchs and their assets.
Jack Sweeney, a student at the University of Central Florida, created a new account that tracks the whereabouts of the yachts owned by Russian billionaires. Called simply Russian Yachts, the account posted for the first time on Saturday and will be “keeping watch and posting updates,” Sweeney tweeted.
The new tracker follows an earlier account created by Sweeney in February called Russian Oligarch Jets, which tracks the whereabouts of some of Russia’s wealthiest business executives, posting when and where their aircraft take off and land.
Another account was formed to track flights on planes registered to Putin and Russian VIPs, though Sweeney warned in a tweet not to expect it to be very accurate because there were several VIP planes and there wasn’t as much available flight data in Russia as in other places.
—Russian Oligarch Jets (@RUOligarchJets) March 5, 2022
Sweeney created the accounts after the US sanctioned several members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and pledged to hunt down and freeze their assets, including their yachts and mansions. But Russian billionaires are still crisscrossing the globe on private…
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