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Check out the lavish lifestyle of Vladimir Putin

Putin’s home office in his estate

Pretty lavish by the most standards. Putin lives in a Soviet estate (rebuilt for him) and works in an Imperial palace inside the Kremlin. He has a personal gym and three swimming pools in his estate. Putin flies to work in a helicopter and has one of the best security services in the world. He owns several horses (his estate has stables) and five dogs. Putin also has access to a number of secondary residences across Russia. One of them is actually in a monastery. So, he even prays in style.

One thing that is not particularly lavish is Putin’s food. He prefers basic, healthy food. Prepared by a chef, of course, but otherwise boring and simple. Any middle-class person in Russia (and in many other countries) can eat like Putin.

Just a little illustration: These are the bottles of 1775 Jerez de la Frontera that were brought to Crimea by Count Mikhail Vorontsov during the reign of Catherine the Great. One bottle is worth an estimated €80,000.

In 2015, President Putin took his friend Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister on a tour of the Massandra Winery in Crimea. While on the tour, Berlusconi picked up one of the five bottles of 1775 Jeres de la Frontera, and asked “Is this possible to drink?” Putin popped the cork.

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