Russian President Vladimir Putin has been filmed driving a Mercedes ML-class sport utility vehicle to the Valaam Monastery which is currently exhibiting the relics of St. Sergius and Herman.
Putin was seen parking the car before opening up a rear passenger door.
Some have speculated that he had a mystery passenger in the backseat.
The truth is much less interesting. He was merely looking for his jacket and a security guard who accompanied him in the back seat merely pointed out that another security guard outside had already taken the President’s jacket.
Putin generally removes his jacket when in cars, either as driver or passenger.
So much for the conspiracy theories.
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