Russian President Vladimir Putin sits in a motorised hand glider at the Kushevat ornithological station near the city of Salekhard in Yamalo-Nenetsky region, Russia, as he takes part in a scientific project as part of the 'Flight of Hope' aiming to preserve Red Book crane species by showing the young birds their flying route. Photo: EPA

Putin leads young Siberian cranes in flight

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sits in a motorised hand glider at the Kushevat ornithological station near the city of Salekhard in Yamalo-Nenetsky region, Russia, as he takes part in a scientific project as part of the 'Flight of Hope' aiming to preserve Red Book crane species by showing the young birds their flying route. Photo: EPA
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