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Vladimir Putin flies with rare cranes over Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin sits in a motorised deltaplane near a crane. Photo: RIA Novosti / Reuters

Vladimir Putin has been at it again.

The Russian President's obscure outdoor pursuits are already the stuff of legend - bare-chest and all.

Vladimir Putin rides a horse in southern Siberia's Tuva region August 3, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Pool

But his latest stunt is perhaps as bizarre as they come - involving his own hang glider, goggles and a white suit.

Damon Green reports: