According to an investigative report published on Monday by the Dossier Center, President Vladimir Putin is thought to possess a heavily guarded home close to Russia’s border with Finland.
The rumored Putin residence is situated in the republic of Karelia in northwest Russia, 30 kilometers from Finland. It has “three modern-style houses on the shore of Marjalahti Bay, two helipads, several yacht piers, a trout farm, and a farm with cows for marbled beef production.“
The Dossier Center claims that a waterfall on the roughly one square kilometer property was “stolen” from the Ladoga Skerries National Park. This information is revealed by drone footage of the area.
Journalists produced a video report that resembles the anti-corruption investigations of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. They did not disclose how they obtained the aerial images, only that they had gotten past intelligence officers, round-the-clock security, and drone signal jamming.
There may be evidence of what the Dossier Center refers to as an anti-aircraft system, as evidenced by a square-shaped embankment that allegedly appeared on the grounds of the Karelia residence two years ago and vehicle markings that are visible on the grass.
Putin reportedly visits the property at least once a year, according to locals, the outlet said.
The construction of the secretive residence, which started more than ten years ago, is said to have been ordered by close associates of the Russian leader.
This home is a part of businessman and financier Yury Kovalchuk’s “network of companies that handle all of the president’s real estate and deal with his leisure activities,” Dossier claims.
According to the outlet, which cited Russia’s property registry, Kovalchuk owns a nearby hotel, and Roman Abramovich, the former owner of Chelsea football club, owns a nearby residence.