Usually ascetic approach to important meetings, Vladimir Putin left an unusual item on the table. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/POOL/TASS
Vladimir Putin on Wednesday held a meeting with the Security Council. The country is starting to prepare for a single voting day in September. Putin instructed to ensure the security of this “important domestic political event.” In general, nothing unusual. If not one “but” …
Usually ascetic approach to important meetings, Vladimir Putin left an unusual item on the table. We are used to the fact that during important meetings the head of state has only a microphone, a button to call the adjutant and papers. This time, to the far right of the president, in the corner stood a small black top hat with a hat.
Telegram channels immediately began to rack their brains: “what could it be.” They even launched a voting: “The secret development of Rostec, an ultra-smart column or a thermo mug.” Some evil tongues even suggested that this is a fly trap (summer, heat – generally understandable).
We, of course, discard the latest version due to its delusional nature. An attempt to see the super-smart column counts. Moreover, in the yard of the 21st century, this accessory has firmly entered the lives of many Russians. Through it, you can listen to radio and music, and even just chat with her in moments of loneliness. But still, such a gadget does not fit with the personality of Vladimir Putin. Now, if I were sitting in the president’s chair Dmitry Medvedev…
The option “Secret development of Rostec” is accepted. But, thank you, we won’t guess what it might be. We know our “left-handers” well, they can stuff anything into such a thing – from the launcher of the Sarmat rocket to the nano-nanny.
But the most likely answer is a new thermal mug (although it may also be a Rostec development). Agree, such an item on the table is more than unexpected. We are accustomed to seeing the head of state with a hot white thermal mug with a coat of arms, a slightly conical shape in three puffy tiers (see photo). It is this thermos that has long become an obligatory attribute of the long public speeches of the Russian leader. After the journalists (by the way, Komsomolskaya Pravda) made the “president’s mug” popular, the same ones began to be sold in almost every Internet store. They are on sale now – at a price of 850 rubles.
And now he’s black? Gee!
For the sake of justice, it is worth noting that this attribute on the table really looks like a thermal mug. The author of these lines has exactly the same, only white (at least very similar in appearance). Production of one large Russian manufacturer of household appliances. These have not yet become a bestseller, but finding them is also not a problem – from 2.5 thousand rubles, depending on the volume.
BY THE WAY
Komsomolskaya Pravda conducted an investigation into Putin’s white mug back in 2014. Then the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told our observer Alexander Gamov that the Russian leader really drinks tea (his favorite is green) from special white thermos cups not only at press conferences, but also in his office and on business trips . This dish was specially ordered for the president.
This is a kind of thermos with a lid. By the way, it’s very convenient. If earlier, during press conferences, tea was brought to the president 5-6 times in small cups, now there were only two tea shifts.