Russian president Vladimir Putin's plane (or planes, rather: he comes
with a fleet of them) on the tarmac at Hamburg Airport, December 2004.
Photos © Oliver Conradi, 2004. Captions adapted from Oliver's originals.
1 Putini: IL96 RA96012
2 Inside the prez's plane. Sony VCR and television.
3 Where His Excellency sits when he's not schmoozing with Schroeder
4 Putin's spare plane. If the Ilyushin 96 can't take off, Vladimir transfers to this Ilyushin 62 - RA-86559
5 The Ilyushin from the front.
6 The FSB (ex-KGB) guards are on constant duty to prevent the pilferage of bags from the IL96.
7 IL96 on its way to Hannover. The IL62 waited in Hamburg until Putin had returned from Schleswig on 21 December 2004.
8 Catering: € 9000 worth of food for all 4 Putini planes.
9 The FSB aircraft leaving Hamburg on 22 December.
10 Putin's Zil limo inside the IL76.
11 The IL76 used to carry
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