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Vladimir Putin celebrated the controversial opening of Russia's bridge to Crimea by driving a truck over it - without wearing a seat belt

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a Kamaz truck across a brand new, controversial bridge to Crimea without wearing a seat belt, which an observer noted is against the law in Russia.
The new bridge from Russia to the annexed Crimea opened on Tuesday six months ahead of schedule.
Russian President Vladimir Putin drove Kamaz truck across a new, controversial bridge to Crimea without wearing a seat belt - which is against the law in Russia, according to a reporter from The Atlantic .
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Russia's Putin drives a truck to mark opening of new, illegal bridge to Crimea

Russia's Putin drives a truck to mark opening of new, illegal bridge to Crimea

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, driving a truck, unveiled the auto section of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday.
Putin, at the wheel of a heavy KAMAZ truck, drove the full 19 km across the bridge from the Kerch Strait, which some Russians call "Putin's bridge" and which is designed to link Crimea into Russia's transport network.
In Kiev, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said: "The illegal construction of the Kerch bridge is the latest evidence of the Kremlin's disregard for international law.
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