Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to pilot a motorized hang glider while looking at a crane as he takes part in a scientific experiment as part of the "Flight of Hope", which aims to preserve ... more 
Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to pilot a motorized hang glider while looking at a crane 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 less 
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