Russian Billionaire Arkady Says He Owns 'Putin Palace'
Moscow, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st Jan, 2021 ) :Billionaire and Vladimir Putin ally Arkady Rotenberg Saturday said he owns a Black Sea coast property that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says costs over $1.5 billion and belongs to the Russian president.
Navalny claims the 17,691 square metre mansion sits on a property 39 times the size of Monaco and features a casino along with a theatre, an underground hockey arena, an aquatic disco and a hookah lounge complete with a pole-dancing stage.
On Saturday, Putin's former judo partner Rotenberg said the property belonged to him.
"Everything has been done with great care, efficiently and professionally," he said.
"I am hoping that we will finish work on the hotel in a few years," he said.
But Navalny's allies say work is ongoing to rectify flaws due to "negligence" during initial construction.