Today, the president's official website published photos from a trip of 68-year-old Vladimir Putin to the Siberian taiga, taken at the beginning of the month. Traditionally, the head of state spent his vacation together with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Vladimir Putin went on vacation after the Eastern Economic Forum and a visit to the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur Region. The exact place where the president spent his short-term vacation is unknown, but Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov clarified that this was the territory adjacent to the Sayano-Shushensky nature reserve.
Sergei Shoigu and Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin and Sergei Shoigu spent several days in the taiga, fishing and enjoying the beauty of nature. For the night, the President and the Minister of Defense stayed in a tent camp, not far from which bears are found. At the same time, on the air of the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the TV channel “Russia 1” Dmitry Peskov specified that nothing threatened the security of the head of state.
This is done constantly by those who are entitled to it. Bear, he sees that this is Putin,
– He spoke with humor about the protection of the president during Peskov's trip.
During his vacation, Vladimir Putin also managed to meet with the head of the Sayano-Shushensky nature reserve Gennady Kiselev, who is a longtime acquaintance of him and Shoigu. Kiselev told the President of Russia and the Minister of Defense about the state of affairs in the reserve and showed the materials taken with the help of camera traps.
Of course, the agenda does not quite dispose – it is so alarming, especially the international one – but nevertheless, Putin still retains personal control over biological programs for the conservation of animals, be it a tiger, leopard, snow leopard, beluga whales,
– said Peskov.
The spokesman clarified that photos and videos from Putin's trip to Siberia show the president's real lifestyle. He also called on the Russian media to tell the truth about Vladimir Putin and to showcase the “real Russia.”
It is clear that the enemies are trying to draw something absolutely absurd. They always act according to the well-known canons about monstrous lies that must be fabricated in order to be believed,
– said Peskov.