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Inside Russian Prez Vladimir Putin's £390million aircraft; gold onboard gym

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 July 2018, 15:19 IST

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.

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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.

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First published: 17 July 2018, 15:19 IST