Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent some time in Siberia. At this time he was fishing. Hiked.
the Kremlin said on Sunday as it published pictures of the president on the holiday.
A caption under one of the 20 pictures published on the Kremlin web site said the president stopped for a few days in Siberia after a working trip to Russia’s Far East in early September.
Several days later, in the middle of September Putin said 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.
While on vacation in Siberia, Putin was seen talking to his defense minister, Sergei Shoigu. Sergei Shoigu is usually Putin’s vacation companion.
Putin, 68, has taken two doses of the Corona Sputnik-V vaccine. The Kremlin says he is in good health.