MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent a number of days on vacation in Siberia the place he was mountaineering and fishing, the Kremlin mentioned on Sunday, following a brief spell in self-isolation as a precautionary measure in opposition to COVID-19.
Putin mentioned in the course of September he must spend “a number of days” in self-isolation after dozens of individuals in his entourage fell in poor health with COVID-19. He needed to cancel his journey to Tajikistan for a safety summit.
Putin has cultivated a macho picture, interesting to many Russians, and has beforehand been pictured driving a horse barechested and in solar glasses, in addition to carrying a looking rifle and piloting a fighter jet.
This time, his outings have been extra mundane.
The Kremlin printed 20 pictures of Putin standing in a river and catching a fish, strolling by lush meadows and speaking to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, his normal vacation companion.
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Putin, 68, has had two pictures of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The Kremlin has mentioned he was feeling wholesome.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Enhancing by Kirsten Donovan)
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