Russian President Vladimir Putin may be celebrating his birthday in private but his members of parliament made an occasion of the date, sending him 450 roses—one from each lawmaker.
Putin turns 64 on Friday and the Kremlin announced he will be holding no meetings, opting instead to mark the day with close friends and family. In Russia’s lower house of parliament (State Duma), however, members shelled out for a bouquet of 450 roses at the request of his United Russia party, state news agency Itar-Tass reports.
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