Russia navy

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov attend the Navy Day parade in Saint Petersburg, Russia July 25, 2021. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin
has spent several days on holiday in Siberia where he was hiking
and fishing, the Kremlin said on Sunday, following a short spell
in self-isolation as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.

Putin said in the middle of September he would have to
spend “a few days” in self-isolation after dozens of people in
his entourage fell ill with COVID-19. He had to cancel his trip
to Tajikistan for a security summit.

Putin has cultivated a macho image, appealing to many
Russians, and has previously been pictured riding a horse
barechested and in sun glasses, as well as carrying a hunting
rifle and piloting a fighter jet.

This time, his outings were more mundane.

The Kremlin published 20 photos of Putin standing in a river
and catching a fish, walking through lush meadows and talking
to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, his usual holiday companion.

Putin, 68, has had two shots of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.
The Kremlin has said he was feeling healthy.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.

What you need to know about Coronavirus.

For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next

Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here