A rouble for your trouble, my good man…
Blog Guy, how much does Vladimir Putin earn?
You mean as Russia’s prime minister? Not very much, I’m afraid. Why do you ask?
Yes, Putin does odd taxi shifts when things are quiet. Were you satisfied?
Oh, for sure. He drove us straight to the hotel and got our bags out of the trunk and smiled a lot. I gave him a few extra roubles.
So you would recommend his taxi to other tourists?
You bet. He was a LOT better than President Dmitry Medvedev, who drove us back to the airport.
Russian Pime Minister Vladimir Putin inspects a new Lada Granta during his visit to the AvtoVaz car plant in the southern Russian city of Tolyatti May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Pool
Putin drives a new Lada Granta, accompanied by AvtoVaz President Igor Komarov. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Pool