New leaked photos of Vladimir Putin’s Black Sea Palace show ‘pole dancing hall’ inside lavish £1billion home
An image from BOMBSHELL appears to show a pole-dancing boudoir inside a billion-pound Black Sea palace – believed to be owned by Vladimir Putin.
Jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s team say they have found thousands of photos of the secret compound confirming a ‘striptease’ room – complete with a stage and a pole.
Putin previously denied owning the mansion after Navalny accused him of spending state money on the sprawling compound near the southern Russian town of Gelendzhik.
Previously, the pole dancing venue had been depicted in a series of computer images based on leaked plans of the property.
But Navalny’s team have now claimed to have an actual photo of the room inside the palace while it was still under construction.
A comment on the new footage reads, “The strip room, hookah, call it what you want, really exists.
“And it looks a lot worse than we could imagine.”
The stage is “strewn with pillows” and has a pulsating light above and behind where a dancer would perform.
The comment continues: “We don’t even know how to describe it. An entrance ? The silhouette of a temple dome?
Other damning images emerge show Putin’s bedroom, a second bedroom and his study, as well as a swimming pool.
The high-security property would also have an underground ice hockey rink, a private theater, a vineyard and a territory the size of “39 Monacos”.
And to give it an official seal, a double-headed eagle symbol of Russia is found throughout the sprawling palace.
Arkady Rotenberg, Putin’s judo pal and lifelong friend, claims the multimillion-pound Black Sea mansion is actually his.
He told local media as news of the secret getaway broke: “It’s a beautiful place.
“We would like to build an aparthotel there, which is why there are so many rooms.”
He told the media without going into detail that he had managed to “become a beneficiary” of the well-guarded property.
The high-security palace would include a “16-storey underground complex” compared to the lair of a James Bond villain.
It was also described as “a whole anthill in the rock under the house”.
An engineer-turned-whistleblower who allegedly worked on the construction – named only Viktor – considered the palace a “national treasure”, suggesting that the underground passageways buried in the rock were more ingenious than Dr. No.
The palace designs included on the eighth underground floor “a balcony – literally a loggia suspended above the sea” built into the cliff, from which the owner can enjoy a tasting of wine from the palace’s stocks, a- he declared.
It is far from clear, however, that Putin ever lived here and a year ago it appeared to be in the process of being rebuilt.
The Kremlin has denied it is the president’s private home while authorities have etched the billion-pound mansion onto Russian maps, according to reports.
The lawyer, anti-corruption activist and protest leader Navalny – considered Putin’s number one enemy – is in prison but is considered a political prisoner in the West.