Ivanov quietly buys two apartments in elite Vodno on 1,500 euro/month salary


After ending his mandate as president at his presidential villa in Vodno (a mountainous elite neighborhood in Vodno) Ivanov and his family will not move away from the neighborhood, instead, they will move just up the road where they purchased two apartments on a modest 1,500/month salary.

Vodno has by far the most expensive real-estate in the Macedonian capital, where prices can range from 1,700 to 3,500 euros per sq/m depending on the location.

Both apartments were purchased in the name of Ivanov’s son. Silence and inaction pays.

Another example of a politician who made a large purchase/investment is Zaev’s current chief advisor Bojan Maricik (who became known for his verbal ebola on Al Jazeera ). Maricik’s parents haven’t worked for 20 years, while he was Zaev’s errand boy during the pretend name negotiations with Athens. For his ‘service’ he was paid enough money to allow him to start building a large apartment complex in the elite Skopje neighborhood of Debar Maalo. MINA estimated for such building, over 1.8m euros were needed.

  • Belinda Dellios

    so what, he buys a condo.
    he has aright to.
    or should he live in a cave?

  • Liberty

    So what, he’s the president for gods sake! What are you a communist!
    My uncle, a socialist, was sour about how VMRO under Gruevski was the wealthiest political party in the Balkans. He would argue at family parties as I would quietly let him finish. Then I would simply tell him, in an easy tone, you are wrong and you should be proud of strong political party that represents Macedonians. They are our political party and represent us as Macedonians. We need a party with strength to tackle the strong anti Macedonian agenda in our neighborhood. What would you prefer a week and timid party that can easily be bought and intimidated, because the socialists have been behind every anti-Macedonian development since the Turks ruled the Balkans. My uncle was thrilled when Zaev won. Now, he’s losing his mind. Everyone makes fun of him and puts him in his place. Today is the Idles of March. Down with Caesar!