Aerial Visit of Putin’s palace with Google Maps

While the Russians’ secret services have good reason to celebrate with the highly divided political life in the United States, result of their use and abuse of social media (Facebook being their favorite tool according to the New York Times), the happiest is probably their boss who just started his fourth presidential mandate.

Putin's Palace
Putin’s Palace

You may take voyeuristic consolation by checking Vladimir Putin’s “alleged” Palace on the Black Sea on Google Maps’ satellite view. The palace worth at least $700 million is one more symbol of the corruption that has plagued Russia for so many years. You can find more information on the palace and its financing at the Russian populations expense on Wikipedia.

The are beautiful things that may be quite ugly… and you can also find them on Google Maps.