Putin on the Ritz?
Blog Guy, you know those dudes that run Russia? President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin?
I’ve heard of them, yes.
Boy, I bet those are great jobs to have. They probably live the high life all the time and do whatever they want, eh, eh?
Not really. Times are hard. They carpool to work together in Medvedev’s Pobeda, and as you can see here, it’s not even light yet when they head to the office.
Gosh, I would have expected big limos or something. Well, what about when they have those huge snows? Do they still drive that car, or do they just get a snow day?
Snow day? Hah! When it snows, they go in together on a snowmobile. Have a look.
Wow, this is all pretty low rent, isn’t it? Still, probably lavish meals with the best food and drink?
Ya think? Here they are having the luncheon special at the Kremlin Coffee Shop.
Why are they wearing parkas and hats at lunch? Isn’t the heat turned up high enough?
Heat? You think there’s HEAT?
Top: Russian President Dmitri Medvedev (R) and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in a Russian Pobeda (Victory) car during their meeting in Moscow December 31, 2009. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev
Bottom left: Medvedev (L) and Putin sit at a cafe at Russia’s ski resort Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi in southern Russia, January 3, 2010. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Dmitry Astakhov
Bottom right: Putin (R) and Medvedev ride a snowmobile at Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 3, 2010. Picture taken January 3, 2010. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Dmitry Astakhov