What does the "fisherman's hut" look like, this luxury property attributed to Vladimir Putin?  Western France Evening Edition

What does the “fisherman’s hut” look like, this luxury property attributed to Vladimir Putin? Western France Evening Edition

An investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an international consortium of journalists, published Thursday, June 23, 2022, has revealed two new and luxury properties located in northern Russia attributed to Vladimir’s cheese fries. It is part of “Fisherman’s Hut”, a very luxurious apartment complex.

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Yachts, vineyards, palaces.. between The many assets to be attributed to Russian President Vladimir PutinOne of them has once again appeared in the news: his residence known as “The Fishermen’s Cabin”. It is located in the heart of the forest, near the border between Russia and the FinlandOn the shores of Lake Ladoga, this modern wooden construction, with 420 hectares of land, will be owned by a land company called Prime, which itself is owned by Yuri Kovalchuk, a close friend of the head of the Kremlin.

This resort was the subject of a major investigation published on Thursday 23 June 2022, conducted jointly with the British daily WatchmanI’Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)an international consortium of journalists, as well as independent Russian media medusa. Journalists who conducted the investigation managed to obtain thousands of emails and correspondence from two construction companies working on this property, revealing the new face of this complex attributed to Vladimir Putin, which could have benefited from important business recently. These documents reveal the true extent of the luxury property, and show numerous outbuildings.

Fisherman’s Hut was the subject of a report by Russian TV channel Dohzd in 2016 even if there were few official visuals for this property. (Screenshot: EU Mercuryev)

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Two new luxury buildings

Show these sensitive documents A slightly more interesting picture of “The Fisherman’s Cabin.” Who we already know, determines Watchman It was already the subject of the report of the Russian TV channel Dohzd in 2016, for example. Thus, apart from the first building that was known before, a second “Garden Pavilion” was also provided with it “six bedrooms” It will come out of the ground.

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Its construction began in “2021” According to OCCRP. Its entire roof will be covered with semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, which is especially well known “Reduce anxiety and stress”specific Watchman.

Inside, the design will be especially luxurious. bidets “each costing $10,800”, That is roughly €10,200, the British newspaper notes, could have been installed as well “Shower heads at $4,600 a piece”, About 4300 euros, not to mention a marble floor And an indoor pool..

Part of the living room in one of the two buildings next to the “fisherman’s hut”. This image comes from leaked emails retrieved by the OCCRP Consortium of Journalists. The photo was later published as part of that investigation. (Screenshot: Full House Design)

Private brasserie, swimming pools, tea room…

Not far away, a third new building has been constructed which is described in emails recovered by OCCRP as a “barn”. It really is “A modern two-storey building that includes what appears to be a large entertainment area, with an open dining area of ​​over 200 square metres”details Guardian.

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Among the many facilities? four bedrooms, “Private brewery with a value of 345,000 euros that can produce 47 liters of beer per day and a café overlooking Lake Ladoga on the second floor”. There are also two swimming pools near the building. In total, the cost of the main construction work of these new buildings was 187 million rubles or 3.27 million euros. As for the costs of the installations, the latter is unknown.

In response to a question from OCCRP about the links between Vladimir Putin and these properties, a Kremlin spokesperson confirmed that “The President of the Russian Federation is in no way affiliated with or affiliated with the things and organizations you mentioned”.

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