"Palace in Gelendzhik" turned out to be an unfinished apart-hotel
The beneficiary of the complex near Gelendzhik, which the Anti-Corruption Foundation of Alexei Navalny called "Putin's palace", is billionaire Arkady Rotenberg.
/NOVOSTIVL/ The "Palace in Gelendzhik", which became known after the "investigation" of the blogger Alexei Navalny, turned out to be an ordinary unfinished hotel. This became known on Friday from a representative of the real estate developer. The TV channel "Russia 1" filmed a story about this "palace". TV journalists found out that the mansion near Gelendzhik is an unfinished apart-hotel.
Businessman Arkady Rotenberg said that he is the beneficiary of the mansion in Gelendzhik from the investigation of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny about "Putin's palace". Mr. Rotenberg announced that he wants to build an apart-hotel there.
“I am the beneficiary. There was a rather complicated object. There were many creditors, and I managed to become a beneficiary. We want to build an apartment hotel there. Therefore, there is a fairly large number of rooms, ”the businessman said in an interview with the Telegram channel Mash.
The businessman said that the object was acquired “several years ago”. He did not say that it was he who bought the property, and also who was the previous owner.
Mr. Rotenberg assessed the condition of the construction site as unsatisfactory. The construction is expected to be completed in one and a half to two years. “We will try quickly, given the scandals,” he said.
The entrepreneur also said that he likes the hotel business and has facilities in Crimea and the Far East.
The investigation into "Putin's palace" has more than 100 million views on YouTube. The film claims that the cost of the object is 100 billion rubles. and that it was built for President Vladimir Putin. The head of state said that he had nothing to do with this mansion, but businessmen owned it. The Kremlin refused to disclose the names of the owners. In the area of the estate, a no-fly zone was established, which the FSB explained by the protection of the borders: the reason was allegedly "increased intelligence activity of a number of neighboring states, including members of the NATO bloc."