In this undated picture, made available on September 26, 2021 by Sputnik news agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin stops as he walks in the taiga. (Photo by ALEXEY DRUZHININ/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia’s Putin takes time off, goes on hike in Siberia

Russian President Vladimir Putin took a break from high politics as he spent a quiet weekend in the forest of Siberia. Video footage released by the Kremlin on Sunday, showed Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu hiking in the woods, fishing and engaging in various other outdoor activities.