Vladimir Putin appeared in the taiga over the weekend together with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in unusual hunting suits, photos were published on the website of the President of the Russian Federation.
It is reported that Putin and Shoigu hiked in the taiga and rode an all-terrain vehicle. Shoigu also showed Putin his workshop, where he makes crafts from wood.
Putin was also photographed in the Swedish Hagglunds BV-206 all-terrain vehicle.
Foreigners and stateless persons lost their right to own land in occupied Crimea after President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding decree No. 201 on 20 March. The text of the document is presented on the portal of legal information of the Russian Federation.
In particular, 19 out of 25 Crimean municipalities, including Evpatoria, Kerch, Yalta and Sudak, and also eight of the 12 municipalities of Sevastopol were included in the list of border areas where foreign citizens, stateless persons and foreign legal entities cannot have ownership of land plots.
The Russian Federation annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in late February - early March 2014. Soldiers of Russian special forces in unmarked uniforms blocked the buildings of the Council of Ministers and the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and then took control of the territory of the peninsula.
This was preceded by an illegal referendum on the status of the Ukrainian peninsula on March 16, 2014, which was held at gunpoint by Russian soldiers. The results of this "expression of the will" of the Russian Federation considered the basis for the illegal occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula.