Putin looking at property in Marbella?

Vladimir Putin
Sunglasses at the ready...

Is there any truth to these rumours?

Apparently, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is looking at property in Marbella, specifically in the luxury development of La Zagaleta, Benahavis.

According to reports the ex mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov already owns a property in the exclusive development, just outside Marbella, and has talked Putin into the idea. Website Vanitatis says that Luzhkov describes La Zagaleta as “my place in the world”, where he has planted fruit trees and installed three bee hives which give “a fantastic honey”.

La Zagaleta is a very pretentious…. I mean exclusive development where the residents vote on whether or not to accept new comers, regardless of who they are, how rich they are etc. Some people that have had requests rejected include Julio Iglasias, Shakira and David Beckham, Vanitatis claims. Strangely, Hugh Grant was accepted. Work that one out if you can!

Current residents at La Zagaleta include Iranian Ak Kujala who was indicted in a money laundering case and Sean Woodhall, the British businessman found guilty of fraud in the UK.

So Putin will be in good company!