Vladimir Putin flies with cranes
Putin has opted for a hang glider as his mean of elevation. He will not be fired from a cannon. That would, says his reps, be ridiculous.
Putin does love a stunt. Last year we saw him retrieve fragments of ancient Greek amphorae from the ocean’s floor – broken pots later revealed to have been placed there for Putin to find, in much the way way parents might stuff a ‘lost’ teddy up their jumpers or hide an Easter Egg on their heads.
Says one crane: “He says if we don’t follow him he’ll follow us.”