Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin took a deep sea dive into the Black Sea in a mini-submarine. He explored the remains of a sunken Byzantine trading ship which dated back to the 10th century. His head could be seen poking from the submersible vessel’s glass dome before he took it 83m below the water off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia seized from Ukraine last year.
It has been known that the mini-submarine was made by Netherlands and the exploration was made by Putin at 83 meters deep into the sea and the President spent nearly 45 minutes under water.
After the exploration Putin spoke to journalists said “The ship which is under a layer of 40 cm of mud, was very tough to view.” This is the third time the Russian President undertook a deep sea exploration.