Vladimir Putin, Leader of Birds (+Video)
Weir, Fred, The Christian Science Monitor
Vladimir Putin is preparing to give a landmark speech to this weekend's summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Vladivostok, to outline Russia's planned economic and geopolitical pivot to Asia.
But that can wait. Some endangered Siberian cranes urgently needed a leader to show the way from their ancestral Arctic nesting grounds to their winter habitat in central Asia. The intrepid Mr. Putin detoured hundreds of miles northward to the remote Yamal Peninsula, suited up in a baggy crane-like costume, took the controls of a motorized deltaplane hang glider, and at least according to this report on the state-run RT network safely led a gaggle of the rare young birds who'd been …
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Publication information: Article title: Vladimir Putin, Leader of Birds (+Video). Contributors: Weir, Fred - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 6, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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