Russia's Putin admits wildlife stunts are staged

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Russia's Putin admits wildlife stunts are staged


Most recently, Mr Putin flew in a motorised hang glider alongside a Siberian white crane

Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted that some of his most dramatic wildlife stunts were staged.

Russian TV has shown videos of him tagging whales, saving a TV crew from a tiger and, most recently, taking to the skies to fly with Siberian cranes.

But, in an interview with an editor who lost her job after refusing to send a reporter on one of his trips, Mr Putin conceded some stunts were excessive.

He said the faked wildlife encounters highlighted animals under threat.
Read more: BBC News - Russia's Putin admits wildlife stunts are staged
 

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