Putin's Suspected Coastal Mansion The Man Who Built the Billion Dollar Palace

Lanfranco Cirillo designed the ostentatious palace that Alexei Navalny claims belongs to Russia’s president. "We used fantastic materials, I was proud of my work," the architect says when contacted by DER SPIEGEL.
By Christian Esch in Moscow
The vast villa on the Black Sea coast as filmed in a drone video by Alexei Navalny

The vast villa on the Black Sea coast as filmed in a drone video by Alexei Navalny

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Navalny Life / dpa

A scene from Navalny's report

A scene from Navalny's report

Foto: Alexey Navalny Youtube Channel
President Putin leads a video conference from an office in his home.

President Putin leads a video conference from an office in his home.

Foto: Mikhail Klimentyev / dpa
A shot of the interior of the palace as it is depicted in Navalny's video

A shot of the interior of the palace as it is depicted in Navalny's video

Foto: Alexey Navalny Youtube Channel
Opposition politician Navalny during his trial in Moscow on Feb. 5.

Opposition politician Navalny during his trial in Moscow on Feb. 5.

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