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Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told about the old hobby-painting. This became known from his interview to the edition “the Unknown Siberia”.
“I draw when I get a spare minute. It happens and before the government meeting. Then give the outline of my old friend [the foreign Minister] Sergey Lavrov, or the [Central Bank Governor] Elvira Nabiullina,” — he admitted. The Minister said that he does not consider their pattern art. His hobby is “an outlet that does not require additional forces.”
According to the Minister, when Nabiullina has accumulated a decent collection of his works, she presented him with a commemorative gift. “She gathered them, and printed album. Only two copies. One gave me for my birthday, the other left to itself”, — said Shoigu.
In the same interview the Minister of defence said that he prefers active holidays in Siberia, and not a vacation on the beach. “I’d rather go to the conservatives — in the far corner, on the border with Mongolia. And will there raft the rivers, to hunt and fish, I will be with them to sculpt dumplings and fish for grayling” he said.
In late August, Shoigu vacationing in Tuva together with Russian President Vladimir Putin and FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov. Director of the Sayano-Shushensky reserve reported that guests were swimming in the Yenisei river by boat, walked in the mountains, cooking in a mobile kitchen, drinking tea from a thermos, as well as making herbal infusions.
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