Occasion pad: A report has linked the Russian president to the alarmingly giant vacation home on the Black Sea. Picture / Navalny.com
Italian designer furnishings modelled on Versailles, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool and personal on line casino. The inside of the key Black Sea palace is predictably OTT.
Nonetheless it’s the digital Dance Occasion mats and slot machines that are among the many extra stunning gadgets in Putin’s celebration pad, he did not need the world to see.
There was a lot hypothesis over time as to who owns the palatial vacation home at Gelendzhik Bay. On Tuesday a video was launched by the web site of Russian activist Alexei Navalny displaying embarrassingly detailed tour of the grounds overlooking the Black Sea and what’s claimed to be irrefutable proof linking the Russian president to the $2 billion vacation home.
The video report by Navalny was launched the day following his arrest at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. It already has 30 million views.
“Hello, that is Navalny. I am again,” reads the investigation entitled “A Palace For Putin”.
The investigation which particulars the luxurious constructing and grounds is extra centered on accounting and claims of corruption quite than Promoting-Sundown type property TV, however it does comprise some tantalising particulars.
Among the many extra stunning issues revealed by the investigation into the 16,691-square-metre palace are a Russian Orthodox chapel, an ice hockey rink and a dancing salon.
“There are not any battle maps, globes and large screens. It is a room wherein an enormous observe for electrical automobiles is constructed, and behind it’s a show rack for the gathering,” it says.
Within the report on the Navalny marketing campaign web site are images claiming to be the primary seen by the general public of the palace inside.
It isn’t solely the Russian president for whom the report is inflicting embarrassment. Objects by Italian luxurious furnishings firm Pozzoli have appeared in images and plans launched by the investigation. If the affiliation with the key undertaking is not sufficient to make the designers blush, the worth tag actually is.
A mini-bar desk was proven to be purchased for 4 million roubles ($76,000) could possibly be simply impoted for lower than 2 million roubles. Nonetheless this pales as compared with the $1200 Italian bathroom brush.
The investigation says that corrupt practices have pushed the entire price ticket as much as a watch watering 1,000,000,000,000 roubles ($1.8 Bn). Most of which it confirmed to have been diverted from the Russian public purse.
In a put up on the Navalny web site saying the investigation, the activist mentioned the architectural plans for the huge undertaking constructed between 2005 and 2010 had been a matter of public curiosity.
“Each room, each hall, each sq. meter is any longer the property of the general public. Any longer, tens of millions of Russians will have the ability to go to Putin’s residence.”
Calling the palace Putin’s “greatest secret”, Navalny claimed the president was ready to “kill for it”.
On Tuesday the 44-year outdated activist was arrested on return to Russia. He had lately recovered from an 18-day coma in Berlin after therapy for a suspected poisoning try.
Navalny is being held awaiting trial for allegedly violating the phrases of a suspended embezzlement conviction from 2014. No date has been set.
See the total investigation right here palace.navalny.com