Inside Russian Prez Vladimir Putin's £390million aircraft; gold onboard gym
The Russian president Vladimir Putin's aircraft is no less than a palace. His aircraft was unveiled after he touched down in Helsinki for a meeting with US President Donald Trump.
The aircraft is a wide-bodied, long-haul airliner, and different from the regular model by its extended fuselage.
The aircraft costs £390million and is equipped with an advanced communication system that allows it to act as a management centre capable of commanding of troops in case of an unexpected attack.
From inside, the cabin is lavishly decorated with dripping tapestries and gold accents.
It is also equipped with a spacious office, a bedroom and a fully-equipped gym.
Putin’s jet is capable of hitting speeds of up to 560mph and was made by the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association.
A doctor is always on board, has access to a medical suite that can be used as an operating room.
It also has two kitchens, which can cater for 100 people at a time, a shower and a gym.
The plane has 87 phones and a video-teleconference system so the president can address the nation on board.
It is outfitted with military technology and has classified communications gear and defences in case it is attacked by a missile.
It can even refuel in mid-air allowing it to theoretically stay airborne indefinitely and can hit speeds of up to 630mph.