A peek into Vladimir Putin's lavish mansion (CNN)
Roman Bedanin, an independent Russian journalist who left Russia after receiving threats on his life and was in danger of imprisonment, came to an exclusive interview on the CNN network where he talked about the investigation he conducted in which he revealed the secret and luxurious lifestyle of Russian President Vladimir Putin and details about his secret girlfriend, Alina Kabaeva.
Last week he gave a rare interview to the CNN network and gave them a new and exclusive report on the whereabouts of Putin and the luxury in which he lives and the extravagant lifestyle of him and of the one who is believed to be his partner and the mother of his children, the gymnast and former Olympic gold medalist, Alina Kavieva.
According to Bedanin's report, Putin lives in a luxurious mansion at the Cape Idokopas Residence (Russian: Резиденция на мысе Идокопас) also known as the Cape Idokopas Palace, often referred to as "Putin's Palace" - a large palace complex located on the Black Sea coast near The village of Praskovevka in Glandzhik, Krasnodar Oblast, in southern Russia.
He often arrives there by armored train - which has become his preferred mode of travel. So far, only stories about what goes on inside the mansion have circulated, until CNN revealed photos showing it from the inside.
This is what the mansion looks like - from the inside
In the photos you can see that the house is decorated with gold - from Putin's office to his bedroom and it also has a "night cellar" with golden dining chairs.
The exiled Russian journalist presented a number of photos that he claims were taken in the mansion located in the middle of the Vladi forests and in them you can see, among other things, a mirror with a gold frame hanging on the wall above a fireplace, several gold chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and a dining room with a glass table surrounded by gold chairs.
Above the dining table hung a chandelier in the shape of a ball with gold leaves dangling from it and the photos also show a huge chandelier hanging from the ceiling and descending three stories decorated with rubies and gold leaves.
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The photos were first shared by Proket, an independent Russian media group, in its report titled "Iron Masks" published last week. The same report also claimed that Putin lives at his (unofficial) partner Kabaeva's house, which Danin called "the biggest taboo in the country" due to secrecy around her relationship with the president of Russia.
So far, only stories about what happens inside the mansion have spread (photo: screenshot, CNN)
A dining room with a glass table surrounded by gold chairs (photo: screenshot, CNN)
"Putin is absolutely crazy about the secrecy surrounding his personal life, his relatives and specifically about Kabaeva, which is probably the biggest taboo in Russia," Badain told CNN.
According to him, the people of Putin's inner circle all know that Putin and Kavieva are family.
But at the same time, "none of them saw them together."
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CNN clarified that they were unable to independently verify the report and therefore cannot say 100 percent that the photos are indeed the interior of Putin.
This is how it looks
Putin's mansion (Photo: Flash 90, Proekt)
The pool in Putin's mansion (Photo: Flash 90, Proekt)
The dining room in Putin's mansion (Photo: Flash 90, Proekt)
The study in Putin's mansion (Photo: Flash 90, Proekt)
One of the living rooms in Putin's mansion (Photo: Flash 90, Proekt)
The basement in Putin's mansion (Photo: Flash 90, Proekt)
The bedroom in Putin's mansion (Photo: Flash 90, Proekt)
"Putin loves his life of luxury too much to risk a nuclear disaster"
Bedanin's comments come after the Frocket report claimed that Putin built a separate residential quarter for Kabaeva and their children that is near a boat dock and his secret railroad that reaches the estate. Construction on the Kabaeva residence began in 2020 and according to the report Putin and Kabaeva's homes are located near the land where another A huge spa complex, which apparently includes a solarium (sun room), cryotherapy chambers (cold sauna), swimming pool, sauna, mud room, and areas for cosmetic and dental treatments. It was also revealed in the report that Kavieva owns the largest penthouse in Russia and about 120 million dollars in real estate "N.
Bedanin later also spoke with the Spanish news network Antena 3 where he repeated and presented his disclosure but noted that the fact that Putin has the romantic and family relationship with the former gymnast and even some small children together - is a kind of guarantee for world peace.
"This is an elderly man, 70 years old, who loves prestige so much and has a young partner and small children. This is not someone who is going to start a nuclear war."
He concluded that Putin "loves his life of luxury too much to risk a nuclear disaster."
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