Vladimir Putin opened the Tavrida highway in Crimea. He drove over it (strapped on!) Driving an Aurus car
During his working trip to Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the launch of traffic on the Tavrida highway. This was reported on the Kremlin website.
During the ceremony, Putin drove several kilometers behind the wheel of an Aurus car . Before the trip, the president strapped himself in, noting that otherwise “the fine will have to be paid.
In recent months, Vladimir Putin has rarely appeared in public. In early August, he held only a few bilateral meetings in the Kremlin, after which he worked for several weeks only at his residence in Novo-Ogaryovo using video communication.
In 2018, Putin opened traffic on the newly built Kerch Bridge, which connects Crimea with the Krasnodar Territory. Then the president was driving a truck – he was not wearing a seat belt, which drew criticism on social networks. The FSO later said that the president did not violate the traffic rules, since traffic on the bridge at that moment was not yet open and formally it was not a roadway, but a construction site.
The Tavrida highway connects Kerch, Simferopol and Sevastopol. 166 billion rubles were allocated for the construction of a 250-kilometer highway.