Boris Nemtsov the opposition leader of Russia has reported in Moscow on the lavish lifestyle that Vladimir Putin enjoys.
Ilyushin 11-96 airliner with a £11.3 million cabin fitted out by jewellers & a toilet costing a reputed £47,000 toilet. Access to 42 other aircraft and 15 helicopters.
Five decked yacht with jacuzzi, barbecue, maple wood colonnade, and huge bathroom clad in marble etc.etc.
Another 53.7 metre yacht with designer interior, spa, waterfall, wine cellar etc.etc.
Privileged access to 20 palaces and luxury villas.
Maintenance costs to the above born by the nation estimated to be approx $1.6 billion dollars.
The russian revolution of the 19th. century against the ruling Romanov family and their hierarchy started over comparable excesses.
As the age old adage states ' Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.' It is reported that everything Putin has to eat or drink has to be tasted first.
Could Boris Nemtsov be a new age Lenin ?