Vladimir Putin takes control of a Russian firefighting aircraft
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Vladimir Putin flies in to fight Russia's wildfires

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has helped drop water from a firefighting plane in the battle against the country's wildfires.

Putin took off in a Be-200 aircraft and then moved into the co-pilot's seat.

Hundreds of fires continue to burn in several regions of the country, including around the capital, Moscow.

  • 11 Aug 2010
  • From the section Europe
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