Putin ends self-isolation with Siberian fishing trip

 21 hrs agoLike|68‘Ancestor’ of Mediterranean mosaics discovered in TurkeyAlways a bigger fish: Florida scientists seek new angle on shark depredation

MOSCOW (Reuters) – 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.Russian President Vladimir Putin spends vacations in Siberia© Reuters/SPUTNIK Russian President Vladimir Putin spends vacations in Siberia

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.Russian President Vladimir Putin spends vacations in Siberia© Reuters/SPUTNIK Russian President Vladimir Putin spends vacations in Siberia

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.Russian President Vladimir Putin spends vacations in Siberia© Reuters/SPUTNIK Russian President Vladimir Putin spends vacations in Siberia

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.Russian President Vladimir Putin spends vacations in Siberia© Reuters/SPUTNIK Russian President Vladimir Putin spends vacations in Siberia

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

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Kirsten Donovan) AdChoices

MORE IN EUROPE

MORE FOR YOU

Atbildēt

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com logotips

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: