June 27, 2022, San Diego, CA, United States: SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 27: The $300 million dollar, 348-foot luxury yacht Amadea, belonging to Suleiman Kerimov, a sanctioned Oligarch and beneficiary of Russian corruption sailed into San Diego Bay on Monday, June 27, 2022 in San Diego, CA. The United States announced the seizure in Fiji of the ship in May. San Diego United States - ZUMAs44_ 20220627_zaf_s44_005 Copyright: xK.C.xAlfredx

Since the start of the Ukraine war, Western governments have begun freezing assets belonging to Russian elites. The oligarch Suleiman Kerimov is also on the sanctions list. The entrepreneur’s net worth is estimated at $12.7 billion.

According to US authorities, Kerimov’s $300 million yacht “Amadea” was among the items confiscated so far. The 106 meter long ship was tracked down in the Fiji Islands and towed from there to the port of San Diego.

During the search, the officials made a remarkable discovery, according to a report by the US broadcaster “CNN”: a Russian Fabergé egg. If the egg is real, it could be worth millions of dollars. Only 63 of the collector’s items were produced for the Russian royal family and other nobles from 1885 onwards.

US Assistant Attorney General Lisa Monaco said the search of the ship found “some interesting things”. Including the possible jewelry rarity.