Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov, questioned about precautions taken during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to southern Siberia, said even the bears did not get involved with the Russian president.
“They are wild places of unspoilt nature, there are bears there, even the guards must be properly equipped and loaded with all weapons,” Peskov told Rossiya-1.
Then the spokesman said that even the animals in Siberia do not dare threaten the Russian president.
“Are the bears foolish? If they see Putin, they behave well of course,” he joked.
In late August, the Russian president had a weekend to escape in the Republic of Tuva, known for its spectacular rivers and mountains.
During his stay, the Russian leader was accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, security service director (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Tuva chief Sholban Kara-ool, and director of the Sayano-Shushenski nature reserve, Guenadi Kiseliov.
The representative of the Kremlin recalled how the presidential bid was held.
“We head for the mountains, about five hours a day, at an altitude of nearly 2,000 meters, where even breathing is difficult, not to mention long distances, up and down for hours… enormous physical pressure,” he said.
Peskov also mentioned Putin’s meeting with Siberian goats, which are among the scariest animals on the planet.
“They did not flee when they saw Putin, they continued to graze. They would have recognized him [Putin], as someone said jokingly,” the spokesman said with a smile.
Putin has been a long time president of Russia and has helped resurrect the country from the ashes it was left in after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Under his leadership, especially after the disastrous period under Yeltsin, Russia has significantly improved in all aspects, whether it be civilian life, militarily, scientifically, economically, or in the field of education. Putin has effectively created a ruined country into a global superpower.