A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: Sleeping till noon, poison tests and a 2-hour swim!
He also reads Russia's popular tabloids and minimally censored broadsheets to catch up on the day's news
Vladimir Putin has unleashed a deadly attack on Ukraine, launching missiles at its cities while soldiers destroying Kyiv, the country's capital. Many disclosures concerning the Russian President's diet are doubtful but now with author Ben Judah's research, we have enough information to imagine an odd but ordinary day in the life of the man who authorized Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Putin gets out of bed around 12 pm and eats shortly after. Cottage cheese is almost typically served with an omelet or cereal. Everything is, of course, provided as fresh as possible from the rural estates of Patriarch Kirill, Russia's Orthodox religious leader. A platter of quail eggs is Putin's favorite breakfast. He drinks fruit juice to wash it down. A food tester samples the food so that it is not laced with poison. Everything he consumes is tested first.
Putin's political aide claims that the first meal of the day is followed by a chug of coffee before a two-hour swim, during which he gets most of his political thinking done.
While the President is in the pool, his courtiers are forced to wait for up to four hours in lacquered wood waiting rooms. Sometimes the swim is followed by a workout.
As the 69-year-old works out in preparation for his next weird topless photograph, he watches Russian news on TV.
Finally, Putin is able to work with his crew, who deliver briefing notes and newspapers to his imposing wooden desk, which is devoid of technology. With the exception of phone conversations made only on fixed-line Soviet War period telephones, everything is performed on paper in red files to avoid any internet security leaks.
Putin is fascinated with knowledge, which explains why he begins each day by reading three hefty leather-bound files containing a report on domestic events, foreign affairs, and the court.
He also reads Russia's popular tabloids and minimally censored broadsheets to catch up on the day's news. The remainder of Putin's eating habits is a little less apparent than his breakfast routines, with inconsistencies around what he is reported to avoid.
Pravda, the Soviet Union's Communist Party's former official propaganda magazine, claims Putin eats a super healthy diet of tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce.
Despite his preference for mutton above all other meats, the President prefers seafood. Sweets are thought to be off the table entirely.