Putin takes a ride to the bottom of Black Sea in submersible

Russian President Vladimir Putin plunged down 83 meters (272 feet) inside a three-seat submersible in Balaklava in Crimea. The Russian leader took a look at a sunken ancient Byzantine galley, dating back to the 9th or 10th century. The underwater trip was dedicated to the anniversary of the Russian Geographical Society, which has recently celebrated 170 years since its foundation.

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