Vladimir Putin joins list of world leaders in Thailand, but this one is visiting Madame Tussauds Bangkok
Joining Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin is about to make a newsworthy visit Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, although this state visit will not involve long black limousines and police escorts, because Mr Putin is sending his wax figure lookalike to hold court at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, the most popular wax museum of its kind in the world.
Last minute touches are being made by Madame Tussauds wax artists. The Putin image will join about 100 famous figures at Madame Tussauds Bangkok as the centrally located attraction draws more and more local and international visitors keen to share a piece of history or celebrity by getting to view expertly created wax figures representing everyone from the King of Pop Michael Jackson to the most famous democracy icon in the world Aung Sang Suu Kyi and Thailand’s former Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanond.
Vladimir Putin has twice been the president of Russia, having returned to office in May this year after constitutional changes allowed him to resume the presidency he first occupied from 2000 to 2008.
It is fitting that the great man’s wax effigy will be unveiled on December 6 at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, mere days after two of the world’s most powerful leaders visited the city. The wax figure is based on the very latest specifications and visual representations, having been created from images of President Putin captured on Russia’s National Day on June 12 this year in Moscow.
The Putin wax figure will be introduced into the History and Leaders section of Madame Tussauds Bangkok, one of the most popular elements of the exhibition because it appears to all ages, from young students keen to learn about world history and parents curious as to how the world’s most important people actually look like up close.
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