06 September 2012 10:50 | By Tom Phillips
Vladimir Putin leads birds in flight

Putin and the Cranes



Putin and the Cranes (© RIA NOVOSTI/Reuters)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes to the skies in a motorised hang-glider to lead a flock of young Siberian white cranes in flight.

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