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Putin’s jaw-dropping island retreat with underground spa and booby-trapped beach

Vladimir Putin's island holiday home boasts a dazzling gold plated swimming pool and underground spa, according to 3D renderings.

Once the film set for a Soviet Union Sherlock Holmes movie, an old dilapidated mansion has been restored with no expense spared for the annual stays of Russia's most powerful man.

Located on the heavily guarded Lodochny island close to Russia's border with Finland is a pad decked out with serious northern Europe luxury in the Vyborg Bay.

Although the property named Villa Sellgren is officially owned by a pal, Putin is said to indulge in its indoor pool and steam sauna in a break away from his daily grind.

The hideaway is, however, prepared of the war-mongering president to get some work done should an emergency arise.

One particular 3D rendering of a floor plan shows a study adorned with the Russian double headed eagle emblem.

Russian Federal Protection Service officers are stationed on Lodochny island to prevent anyone getting close to Putin's manor which was first built before the Russian Revolution in 1913 by famous Finnish architect Uno Ullberg.

A source told independent TV Rain in Moscow: "After 2010 they started building a dacha for Putin there."

The rundown villa was renovated and either a massive extension has been added to the mansion, or a new separate home is built nearby, it is claimed.

Several other large houses have also appeared on the island.

Locals have posted complaints on the internet saying that previous access to the island has been banned and a helicopter pad installed.

There is "even a radar on the beach so that the enemy divers can't get through", according to one.

Another, called Alexander, wrote: "This is Putin's residence here."

He is believed to stay at least once a year at the property which is protected by a three-mile fence.

The 3D images and a floor plan were also posted online, an evident leak of construction plans for the holiday home.

They showed the swimming pool, part of an "underground spa", captioned using Putin's initials: "Here is where VVP bathes."

According to Alexander, Putin comes to the property once a year although no official announcement was ever made.

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The land was switched some years ago from being protected forest to allow the development of a "resort".

Russian construction company – linked to the 3D images – refused to comment on the development.

Bosses of another company – Adis Group design bureau – failed to answer requests for information on the alleged Putin dacha from TV Rain.

Attempting to reach the mansion, security guards told TV Rain it was a "closed object" with no access.

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