Alexandra Tolstoy and her romance with billionaire Sergei Pugachev

Alexandra Tolstoy and her romance with billionaire Sergei Pugachev

The English rose who ran away to Mongolia, her billionaire oligarch and a romance worthy of Tolstoy… (well, she IS a relation!)

1:53 AM on 2nd July 2011

Pretty: Alexandra Tolstoy at home in Monte Carlo

Pretty: Alexandra Tolstoy at home in Monte Carlo

Billionaire: Sergei Pugachev

Billionaire: Sergei Pugachev

Shamil Galimzyanov

Swept away: The Countess briefly married penniless Cossack horseman Shamil Galimzyanov in 2003

“He said he hadn”t stopped thinking about me”

Friend: Pugachev has known Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin since his youth

Friend: Pugachev has known Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin since his youth