Putin and animals
Putin and animals. According to Forbes Vladimir Putin is the second powerful man on Earth. Putin, who held the Kremlin from 2000 to 2008 for two terms, reinforced his position as Russia’s undisputed leader after President Dmitry Medvedev, whom Putin endorsed for the job in 2008, announced in September that he would be trading seats with the Prime Minister after the elections. Assuming that he serves two more terms, the increasingly autocratic Putin will be in office until 2024. Take that, Stalin! Forbes wrote. Never before I’ve seen any other Russian president or Head of our State – animal lover, as Mr. Putin is. That’s why I will vote for him in 2012.
It’s no secret that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin likes to pose with animals. He had already come for the sights of camera lenses along with dogs, calves, chickens, cranes and even bears and octopuses. For years, his four-legged friend was a Labrador Connie, and he recently while walking in the Novo-Ogaryovo showed their other dogs – Karakachan shepherd Buffy and the Akita Inu Yume.
Vladimir Putin likes to watch animals in their natural habitat and to take part in the research. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society and involved in the protection of rare animals by controlling the appropriate program. Under his personal patronage: the Amur tiger, whale, polar bear and snow leopard.
In August 2008, Putin visited the Ussuri Nature Reserve and put the collar with a satellite navigator on the Amur tiger. At the same time, he took part in a scientific expedition to study the gray whale. In the summer of 2009 in the Khabarovsk Territory Putin put the collar with a transmitter satellite system GLONASS beluga whale named Dasha. And in April 2010 during a trip to the Franz Josef, he joined the expedition of scientists to study and restore the population of polar bears in the Arctic, and put on one of the bears transmitter. In 2011, Vladimir Putin has supported a program of study of snow leopards.