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Russian media had in recent days been discussing the alleged value of Puntin's so-called "pleasure complex," with one estimate suggesting the cost exceeded $1 billion.
Much of the funding came in the form of gifts from Russia's business elite, according to Russian whistleblower Sergey Kolesnikov, whose tale was told by The Washington Post in late December.
The Post called Putin's estate a "palace" on the Black Sea, under construction since 2005.
The leader of Russia's Pirate Party, Pavel Rassudov, who spoke to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, said the outage was likely
Originally posted by FeeBanks
In the US, the banksters, defense contractors and politicians are our bosses and they live like this. After all that has transpired here, nothing has happened. No real investigations, no meaningful convictions, no real public outcry. Record millions of US citizens on food stamps and no push back. Putin knows what our bosses know; we are sheep.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
He should of stuck with just pissing the US off.]