According to the Global Times, Russian President Vladimir Putin changed his previous tough guy image and approached nature in a more peaceful and artistic way to celebrate his 67th birthday. According to Russian media reports, on the weekend before his birthday, Putin ascended the top of the mountain more than 2,000 meters above sea level to overlook the Yenisei River and picked mushrooms in the forest.
Putin’s birthday is October 7. The day before his birthday, Putin left Moscow to take a vacation in the hometown of Secretary of Defense Shoigu, southeast Siberia. Earlier, the Russian President’s press secretary Peskov had promised that the video of President Siberia’s trip would be released before 0:00 on October 7. The video was broadcast on the Russian portal “Life”. The video showed that Putin and Shoigu walked through the pine forest wearing outdoor clothing, and did not forget to stop to pick pine cones, pick and identify wild mushrooms in the mountains during the climbing. According to Agence France-Presse reported on the 7th, Russians have a tradition of mushroom harvesting, and now it is the season to “quietly hunt” mushrooms. This event is in Lev Tolstoy’s “Anna Kalenina” and so on. It is described in many Russian literary works.
Shoigu fancy a European bilberry. Putin suggested that he bring the plant back to Moscow and plant it in the yard of a country house. Shoigu hesitated. He said that the air and water quality of Moscow was not as good as that of Siberia. If it can grow in the Moscow environment, Putin said with a smile: “We want to create such a source of air and water in Moscow.” Shoigu finally carefully dug out the cranberries and brought them. On the same day, Putin drove a two-seater off-road vehicle in the wild, lit a campfire with Shaogu, and had a picnic together.
“We’ve climbed up to the clouds,” a video released by the Kremlin shows that Putin was a little breathless at an altitude of 2,000 meters. While climbing to the top of one of the mountains, Putin said that the Yenisei River looks beautiful from here. He also said that efforts should be made to make the air in Moscow as fresh as the mountains.
“Russia Today” News Network (RT) reported on the 7th that Peskov said that starting at 10 am local time on the 7th, Putin had received more than a dozen calls from foreign leaders congratulating him on his birthday. During the call, Putin also discussed bilateral cooperation and regional affairs with foreign leaders. These calls are working. He also said that Trump had not temporarily congratulated Putin on his birthday.
Peskov said that Putin will spend his 67th birthday in nature with his family and friends. Putin celebrates his birthday in a variety of ways, and his birthday has become a channel for him to shape a diverse and friendly image. Prior to this, Putin spent his birthday many times in meetings, conferences, and outings. In 2013, Putin attended the APEC summit in Bali on his birthday. The Indonesian president personally sang “Birthday Song” for him, and other heads of state also presented gifts. In 2015, Putin held an ice hockey match in Sochi to celebrate his 63rd birthday and scored a total of 7 goals. Later, in an interview documentary, he revealed that he only started learning ice hockey at the age of 60 and became an inspirational model.
RT revealed that in Putin’s busy and tense daily schedule, it is rare to take a few days to rest. But this is not the first time Putin has chosen to take a vacation or celebrate a birthday in Siberian nature. It is alleged that Putin rode his shirtless horseback in the mountains of Siberia and took it during his birthday. After this photo was published, it became popular on the Internet, and Putin’s image of “tough guy” became popular. “I don’t think we can compare other leaders (referring to Soviet-era leaders) with our president. The reason is simple: we have never had such a good leader.” It is said that Putin’s shirtless chest on vacation has excited western media and fans, but this year, Putin is “fully armed” and dressed strictly.
Post time: Dec-25-2019