Secret palace ‘worth £200million’ in Russian billionaire village may be Putin’s getaway

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The newly-built 91,500sqft property is located in an exclusive development for the super-rich in Greenfield on the outskirts of Moscow. It is significantly larger than Buckingham Palace, which is 77,000sqft.

Tucked away on 15 acres of land behind a security wall, it has its own helipad, a huge football pitch and a forest where other buildings are hidden, according to a report in the Russian media.

The Interlocutor column on Russian news site Sobesednik tried to track down the owner, which is listed as the ‘Russian Federation’.

Construction was carried out by a company called ‘Property-V’ and its estimated value is £202 million, the report claimed.

Marketing material promoting the exclusive village for the rich said it consists of “stately residences, reminiscent of country castles”.

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Andrey Ertman, a representative of the company which was constructing the palace, refused to name the owner when contacted by The Interlocutor.

He said: “This is confidential information.

“Buyers of such assets do not always strive for publicity. This is their right.”

Describing the design of the site, the report claims: “[There are] hectares, where you can jump between the trees, where buildings that are not marked on the cadastral map are also hidden in the foliage, where there is a huge football field and a helipad, so that the road during the master’s visits do not overlap.”

Mr Putin has been linked to a number of imposing properties.

The list includes Gelendzhik Palace, which is estimated to be worth £800million and is located in the Black Sea.

But the Kremlin has denied that Mr Putin is the owner.

Mr Putin’s spokesperson has not yet responded to the new claim about the plot in Greenfield.

The Russian leader, a former KGB officer, congratulated Joe Biden for his election win yesterday.

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Russia’s state news agency Tass said: “The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Joseph Biden on the occasion of the victory in the presidential elections of the United States of America.

“In the telegram, Putin wished the president-elect every success.”

The Kremlin statement quoted Mr Putin saying: “For my part, I am ready for interaction and contacts with you.”

Mr Putin “expressed confidence that Russia and the United States, bearing special responsibility for global security and stability, can, despite their differences, really contribute to solving many problems and challenges that the world is currently facing”.

Last month, fears were raised about Mr Putin’s health after he suffered a coughing fit in a broadcast.

The Russian president was warning of “acute financial problems” in regions due to COVID-19 when he suddenly struggled to keep speaking.

Putin uttered ‘Excuse me’ and repeatedly raised his right hand to his mouth as he struggled to go on.

An independent poll has found that Russian’s are sceptical about taking the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine being offered to the public.

The poll by the Levada Centre found 59 percent of respondents said they would not get the vaccine.

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