Владимир Путин

Russian President Vladimir Putin pilots a motorized hang glider while flying with cranes as he takes part in a scientific experiment as part of the «Flight of Hope», which aims to preserve a rare species of — cranes on September 5, 2012. At the helm of a motorized hang glider that the birds have taken as their leader, Putin made three flights — the first to get familiar with the process, and two others with the birds. AFP PHOTO / RIA NOVOSTI / POOL / ALEXEY DRUZHININ