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Vladimir Putin hits gym in Rs 2 lakh outfit while Russian economy slumps to new low

New Delhi: Leader of a communist country wearing an outfit worth over Rs 2 lakh to gym seems quite inconceivable. However, it could happen when if the person is the flamboyant Russian President Vladimir Putin.Putin
India TV News Desk September 08, 2015 20:27 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Leader of a communist country wearing an outfit worth over Rs 2 lakh to gym seems quite inconceivable. However, it could happen when if the person is the flamboyant Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin was recently joined by his Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for a bizarre photo shoot in the gym of the state residence in Sochi, Russia. There, he wore a cashmere-and-silk jogger pants made by Loro Piana worth of $1,425 or Rs 94,000, according to qz.com.

Putin also had the matching Loro Piana jacket, which brought his outfit total to at least $3,200 (Rs 2,13,000), excluding his T-shirt and shoes.

Both men then proceeded to have a leisurely morning, grilling meat, and toasting with their tea cups.

It is worth a mention that while both top leaders were posing for photo shoot in expensive outfits, the Russian economy slipped to all time low.

Russia's economy contracted by 4.6 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2014, the largest drop in six years, marking the country's first recession since the financial crisis in 2009.

Amid a drop in the price for oil, the lifeblood of the Russian economy, the Rouble has fallen by about 50 percent this year against the dollar. The Russian currency is over 68 Rouble against the US dollar.

Watch Putin in gym here: