Aerial photos that the pilot posted on the internet showed a mock-18th century style palace set in a vast landscaped park, complete with waterfalls, terraces and artificial hills. The 32 hectare site near the village of Berezhki, also includes a hunting lodge and a smaller palace with a swimming pool and guest rooms.
At first it was rumoured to have been built for Alexei Miller, the CEO of Russia's state owned gas producer Gazprom. Soon the press dubbed it "Millergof" after Petergof, Peter the Great's sumptuous imitation of the palace of Versailles outside St Petersburg.
Then a Jordanian-born Russian businessman called Ziyad Manasir said he had built the palace to house his large family.
See pictures in the link below.