The incredibly luxurious lifestyle of Vladimir Putin
1. Putin’s sprawling paradise pad in Russia
Named Villa Sellgren, the home is built on an island in the Vyborg Bay. Spanning an impressive 16,150 sq ft, 3D images showcase a grand indoor swimming pool, a steam sauna, a billiard room and study with the patented Russian double headed eagle emblem.
Built in 1913 before the intriguing Russian Revolution, Villa Sellgren was curated and designed by famous Finnish architect Uno Ullberg and just by the way, the house is well known for scenes in a 1987 Soviet film on Sherlock Holmes.
Locals have posted complaints on the internet saying previous access to the island has been banned and a helicopter pad installed. There is ‘even a radar on the beach so that the enemy divers can’t get through’, according to one.
We hear Putin normally resides in his new-found paradise once a year. A three miles fence surrounded the supposed Putin villa. The 3D images and a floor plan were also posted online, an evident leak of construction plans for the holiday home.
Perched about 12 miles from the Russian-Finland border, Putin’s home boasts of gold-plated tiles in his swimming pool. Now, one can only imagine the extraordinary home the Russian President owns.
2. A LUXURIOUR AIRCRAFT
One aircraft that is worth mentioning is the Ilyushin Il-96 aircraft that features an $18 million cabin fitted out by jewelers and leather that is imported from Italy by the same folks that fit Aston Martins.
3. A BILLION DOLLAR MANSION
A 2,300-acre residence that comes with a cinema, a bowling alley and a “presidential church” add up to the President’s vast riches. The cost of Putin’s lifestyle is estimated to be $2.5 billion a year. After looking at all this cornucopia, it’s hard not to stop and wonder if politics is really that bad of a career choice after all.
4. $700,000 worth luxury watches
Putin is also very kind hearted as he gave away three watches worth £7,000 ($11,000), two to a shepherd and a locksmith, while the third “was dropped in wet foundations at a building site.” A video, titled ‘Watches of a Kleptocrat’ gives a full account of his collection.
The collection is worth £450,000 ($700,000); however his salary cap has been set at £72,000 ($113,000). He also owns £39,000 ($61,000) Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar, £7,000 ($11,000) Leman Aqua Lugn Grande Date by Blancpain.
His collection consists of a Tourbograph set in platinum and a crocodile skin strap worth over £300,000 ($470,000); and a £6,450 ($10,000) Flyback both by German watchmaker A Lange & Sohne.