The trove of nearly 500 photos of 'Putin's palace,' published by Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Fund, show the palatial mansion on Russia's Black Sea coast has a vast marble swimming pool decorated with busts of Greek gods, a hookah lounge with a pole for dancing, a wine cellar, theatre, and other gaudily decorated amenities.
The palace was also adorned with hundreds of gold double-headed eagles, the Russian state symbol, according to the pictures.
Another feature of the mansion includes a casino. The Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) linked finding photographic evidence of the mansion to finding Bigfoot.
Navalny “called the most expensive hookah in Makhachkala turned out to be the cheapest,” a female FBK member told the New York Post. Last year a video of an ariel view of the mansion was released along with its blueprints. The video released by the FBK garnered 121 million views. Putin denied owning the mansion.