Cruisin’ With Putin

The Ultimate Road Trip – Russian Style
On a four-day, 1,300 mile road trip across Siberia, Russia’s Prime Minister, the macho man of world leaders, made clear he is still Russia’s dominant politician.  Will he return as president in 2012? We’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, dressed in a casual polo shirt and wearing sunglasses, Mr. Putin got behind the wheel of a yellow Lada Kalina for the first part of his road trip.

Keeping up with Vladimir isn’t easy. At the beginning of August, the 57 year old piloted a fire-fighting plane during the worst fires in Russia’s history, he went chasing whales in a rubber boat, and just last week he met with Bono at his seaside residence in Sochi.

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