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For $50 Million You Too Can Enter Putin Moscow Playhouse

Josef Stalin built a massive luxury apartment compound across the river from the Kremlin to both reward and spy on his closest comrades. The one Vladimir Putin built for his clique is smaller and harder to find.

Tucked among a warren of Soviet-era structures about a kilometer from the Kremlin, between Tverskoy, Moscow’s first boulevard, and Tverskaya, its main shopping lane, stands a drab, gated, 11-story brick building that’s being watched over by the Federal Guard Service.