Photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s £390million Ilyushin jet – the Kremlin’s equivalent of Air Force One have emerged online.
This is after a seriously ill Russian teenager was given a private tour inside Vladimir Putin‘s £390million Ilyushin jet – the Kremlin’s equivalent of Air Force One.
Arslan Kaipkulov, 15, was shown around the aircraft’s luxurious interior, which includes a meeting room, ensuite bedroom, gym and full bar.
Arslan was given the honour because he suffers with a rare immunodeficiency disorder which causes tumours to grow inside his body, and is the only person in Russia diagnosed with the condition.
Putin also gifted Arslan – who is an aviation fanatic – a video camera to record his special day and gave him a tour of Vnukovo International Airport.
A 15 year old boy has revealed the inside of Vladimir Putin’s £390 million luxury Flying Kremlin – the Russian equivalent of Air Force One.
‘This is the top secret plane of the country, it is an honour for me to be on it,’ said Arslan.
He added that Putin had made his ‘dream come true’ after seeing a film the boy had made for a charity event.
Putin was not on board his hi-tech flying palace during the visit – but instead spoke to him by phone from the Kremlin.
The teenager was allowed to sit in the captain’s seat in the cockpit and saw the conference room from which Putin maintains order across Russia while in the skies.
‘I visited other places, but you cannot shoot there,’ he said. ‘It’s confidential there.’
So there was no footage from the teenager showing Putin’s personal quarters including his bedroom and bathroom – even though images purporting to show these parts of the aircraft have been released before by Russian state TV.
The plane one of the most luxurious in the world and boasts a gold-plated toilet, a king sized bed fit for a Tsar and a gym.
The interior décor has a neoclassical style and the huge conference table is gold trimmed and surrounded by cream leather seats.
Putin is believed to have clocked up more air miles in high office than all other Russian leaders put together.
Below are the photos