Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly through dummies became the owner of a palace in the Krasnodar region, with a total area of 68 hectares. Its cost is allegedly almost 100 billion rubles. This was reported in an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Foundation of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The investigation tells the alleged history of the construction of the palace, as well as shows its interiors, types and alleged corruption schemes, due to which the construction was financed.
The article says that Putin’s palace has its own port, theater, ice palace, underground tunnel, church, casino, border checkpoint.
People who work there cannot even carry a simple mobile phone with a camera; arriving cars are searched at checkpoints, trunks and glove compartments are searched, the investigation says.
In addition, the palace is said to be surrounded by a 7,000 hectare “buffer zone” owned by the FSB. A no-fly zone has been introduced over its territory.
- An investigation by The Insider, Bellingcat, CNN and Der Spiegel was published on December 14. It said that Navalny was poisoned by eight FSB officers who systematically accompanied him on his travels. Later, Navalny published a recording of a telephone conversation with a man whom he named as an FSB officer, Kudryavtsev. On the recording, Navalny’s interlocutor confirms that he helped destroy evidence of the oppositionist’s poisoning.
- On January 17, 2021, Navalny returned to Russia and was detained at Sheremetyevo airport. He is accused of violating the conditional release regime.
- Earlier yesterday he was arrested for 30 days.