Some interesting facts about the Russian President’s interests and taste.
#1: Putin was greatly influenced by his paternal grandfather, Spiridon Ivanovich Putin, a skilled cook who worked for Lenin, then Stalin.
“It required sensitive political instincts and nimble balancing… He passed what he learned to a grandson eager to hear such things” writes Katusa in The Colder War.Hence, there are undoubtedly culinary secrets about how and what one of the planet’s most powerful leaders actually eats. It is said that there are top chefs, doctors and even food tasters involved in each dish of Putin’s meals. As he travels a lot, the food he eats on the move is another story.
#2: Putin loves animals, nature and has a well-known passion for active outdoors leisure namely fishing, skiing, horse-riding and swimming.
#3: Not to be outdone, there is undoubtedly over-the-top security involved in the accommodation of the President during overseas visits. Each time he travels, an immensely security plan is set and executed weeks before. About one month before the trip, a team of multi-functioned experts from Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) will be present to thoroughly investigate the area including the hotel Putin plans to stay. They will handle all possible risks and ensure the hotel can be considered “overseas Kremlin Palace” in term of facilities, security, hygiene and service. The chosen premises hence, certainly needs to acquire a long list of luxury standards, service and security.
#4: Recently in mid-November, Vinpearl Da Nang was chosen for Putin’s stay in Vietnam, for the APEC Summit 2017, and those foregoing facts explain.
Nestled in tranquility of the palm trees’ shadow, the villa boasts an open space in harmony with nature, yet ensures absolute privacy and security for the President.
Vinpearl is the only Vietnamese luxury hospitality brand that was selected to accommodate world leaders and senior delegates during APEC meeting 2017. It is known as the leading Vietnamese hospitality company operating 17 hotels that adds on a total of over 11,000 rooms and 2,000 villas across Vietnam. After the success of accommodating Putin, the resort chain is expected to go through an extensive growth strategy in the upcoming year to compete with market leaders in the region.