ONE OF Vladimir Putin’s secret hideouts has just been revealed – 18 miles from Russia’s border with a NATO country.
East2WestPutin is reported to own a secret hideout just 18 miles away from the border with Finland[/caption]
East2WestPutin pictured visiting the area in Karelia next to his secret hideout[/caption]
It reportedly lies beside the picturesque 13ft Marjalahti waterfall.
Putin has a modernistic gazebo in full view of the beauty spot, which he shares with lover Alina Kabaeva, 40, a world famous gymnast.
And it is completely sealed off from ordinary Russian people, according to independent news outlet Dossier Centre.
There are several buildings and one key tell-tale sign that this is part of Putin’s huge portfolio of secret homes and palaces that he hides from the Russian people.
“Behind the barn you can see a regular mound,” said Dossier journalist Ilya Rozhdestvenskiy.
“It is not known for certain what exactly this site is for, but judging by satellite images, it appeared in the last couple of years.
“It is possible that an air defence system is being displayed here.
“This is not the first time that marks on the ground – from the supports of military equipment deployed in combat positions from the air – have protected the President.
“Since the beginning of the war, all of Putin’s main residences have been covered by the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft system.
“The barn is more like a reception house. Inside there is a living room, its own brewery, and a tea room on the second floor. The building has a pool or fountain.”
Rozhdestvenskiy added that the hideout has a “separate underground entrance, a helipad and a pier for yachts [on Lake Ladoga], as well as the gazebo opposite the waterfall.”
The so-called “fisherman’s hut” has its own helipad and pier.
Semi-precious stones are used in the interior decoration.
Nearby is a bathhouse, trout fishery and farm, a marbled beef farm and a secluded gazebo with breathtaking views of the lake.
“Here the president can enjoy nature in complete solitude.
“You can get here not only by air [helicopter], but also by yacht. To do this, Putin has a whole flotilla at his disposal.”
His closest neighbour, reportedly just two-and-a-half miles away, is the former Chelsea tycoon, Roman Abramovich, 57.
Rozhdestvenskiy says that the entries in the Russian Real Estate Registry confirm that Abramovich does in fact own the nearest residence.
This property is a mansion, containing a sauna and a restaurant.
While a nearby hotel is owned by Yuri Kovalchuk, an old friend of Putin and reputed to be the dictator’s “personal banker”.
A report on YouTube channel Khodorkovsky.Live said that Kovalchuk is responsible for the president’s real estate.
“Kovalchuk has created a network of companies that deal with the president’s leisure activities and are responsible for all of his real estate.
“This includes the famous [Black Sea] palace near Gelendzhik and the mansion in Valdai, where the head of state visits most often.”
The reported added: “Abramovich is not part of Putin’s inner circle but has always been close to the highest echelons of power.”
On Putin visits to his northern luxury retreat “local security is replaced by FSO officers. The entrances are blocked, and neighbouring islands [on the lake] are blocked.
“The houses are fenced, with CCTV cameras and motion sensors on the fences. There is barbed wire running through the adjacent forest.”
The property in Keralia is just one of Putin’s top-secret hideaways.
Last year, leaked documents revealed his Black Sea bunker that lies underneath his eye-watering £1billion Gelendzhik Palace.
The sprawling mansion was dubbed “the most guarded place in Russia and Putin’s biggest secret” by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Documents previously published online by a now-defunct Russian construction company, Metro Style, have laid the despot’s lair bare.
The schematics showed an intricate network of blast-proof tunnels encased in thick concrete and moisture-proofing materials buried below the decadent palace.
East2WestPutin is reported to share his northern hideout with his 40-year-old lover[/caption]
East2WestThe interior of his hideout features semi-precious stones worth a small fortune[/caption]
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A key feature of Putin’s secret hideouts are air defence systemsEast2West
East2WestRoman Abramovich is reported to have a residence next to Putin’s secret hideout[/caption]
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