Putin's continues building a bunlker villa in Spain where he moves in case he flees from Russia after a popular uprising.
The criminal acquired the purchase of this £ 15 million palace project in the heart of Zagaleta estate, near Marbella, reported the Daily Mail.
The 4,000m² villa is being built on order for Putin within meters of homes owned by Rod Stewart and the former mayor of Moscow. Locals have confirmed the 4,000m² villa is being built on order for Russian criminal.
A British construction company boss, who has undertaken jobs in Zagaleta over recent years, revealed that the property had been bought by Putin.
'He's been looking in Zagaleta for a year and finally found this project. He has already knocked down the former home and it is now being rebuilt from scratch. It is an amazing project,' he said.
The Russian criminal has family living on the Costa del Sol and has recently made ‘two short trips' to the area.
A high level security consultant, who had helped organize his trips, confirmed: 'He has a good relationship with Spain and comes here fairly regularly, but security is obviously of high concern. I know he has been here twice on short trips over the last year.' Developed by the Bolt Property Group, the home was purchased from British computer mogul Alan Sharam.
Local estate agent Adam Neale of Terra Meridiana revealed: 'I have been told it has been bought by a politician in the Russian Duma, but I haven't found out who exactly yet and I guess it could easily be President Putin.
'There has been continual talk of him buying here for the last year. It is certainly an incredible project, but it is a place to get lost in rather than live in, you own the hill, in fact you're king of Marbella. 'The retaining wall alone is said to have cost around £ 4.5 million,' he added.
Sitting on an 18,000m² plot, the project - one of the largest in Marbella - boasts its own spa and gym, a cinema, piano bar and two swimming pools.
The epitome of extravagance, it has 10 bedrooms with spectacular views towards Gibraltar, North Africa and inland to the Serrania de Ronda.
Conveniently, it counts its own heli-pad and there are now direct flights to Moscow from nearby Malaga airport to make life easier for its new Russian owner.
The landscaped gardens have sunken pools and fountains and there is a 10-car garage, as well as parking space for 22 friends.
The development, which has 24-hour high security, already counts numerous politicians and multimillionaire business men.
Department of Monitoring