Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Putin's Billion Dollar Palace

A Russian businessman has accused Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of building a lavish, $1 billion palace near the Black Sea. The businessman Sergei Kolesnikov says he was involved in building the palace until he was removed after raising concerns about construction. The eight-million-square-foot palace allegedly includes a vineyard, a movie theater, a casino, an amphitheater, a gym, and a clock tower. Kolesnikov says the palace was built using a state company and is therefore built on “corruption, bribery and theft.”

London's Telegraph has a slideshow of the palace, here.

1 comment:

  1. More pics: http://curbed.com/archives/2011/01/27/vladimir-putins-supposed-palace-is-supposedly-worth-1b.php