This is the palatial home including a gold-covered toilet owned by a top Russian traffic cop accused of corruption who has been arrested in Russia together with 35 other police officers from his force.
The shocking images of the elaborate palatial home of Police Colonel Alexei Safonov were shared by Russian politician Alexander Khinshtein, who said the arrest of the top cop together with more than 35 of his police officers indicated that “a real Mafia was operating in the region”.
The police colonel had been in charge of the traffic police department for the Stavropol Territory since 2012.
The arrests were made by the Federal Security Service (FSB) targeting officers in the Stavropol area who were detained on charges of organised criminal activity, according to Khinshtein, who said the images of the two-storey mansion and its luxury interior were proof of corruption.
He said the cops were charged with accepting bribes and abuse of authority among other allegations.
He added: “In fact, a real Mafia was operating in the Stavropol Territory, profiting from everything from passing on criminals numbers through to approving the passage of heavy trucks on local roads and even trading in the sand.”
The precise details of what they were doing have not yet been revealed as the investigation continues, however, it was reported that from the issuing of transport passes to allow grain to be moved unhindered, the criminal gang of police officers allegedly received 20 million rubles (GBP 197,000)
The pictures of the mansion included opulent chandeliers, palatial windows and ornate walls, and even the bathroom toilet and sink were trimmed with real gold.
There are also marble staircases, intricately carved doors, inlaid parquet and the ceilings included stucco and frescoes.