World leaders flock to Thailand for lightning visits, but Russia’s Vladimir Putin chooses to stay… at Madame Tussauds Bangkok
While Thailand has been blessed with fleeting visits from world leaders of late, including one from US President Barack Obama and another from Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, one powerful world leader is aiming to linger much longer. President Vladimir Putin of Russia is the latest resident of wax museum Madame Tussauds Bangkok, one of the country’s premier tourist attractions.
And getting up close to President Putin is unprecedented at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, as there will be no KGB security personnel or minders to keep you from seeing up close what the action man really looks like.
Thousands of Madame Tussauds Bangkok visitors have already viewed the wax figure of President Putin, remarking on how incredibly life-like he appears and how the acute attention to detail in everything from his hair to his smart business suit serve to evoke the real being. No Russian ever got this close to the leader in their mother country.
Using exact information and images taken from Putin’s appearance at the Russia National Day celebrations on June 12 this year, Madame Tussauds artists created the state of the art image in record time, ahead of Thailand’s tourist high season during which visitors to Madame Tussauds Bangkok reach record numbers.
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.
A judo expert and all-round action man, visitors to Madame Tussauds Bangkok will witness first-hand the charisma and power President Putin exudes. Surrounded by other famous world opinion makers in the History and Leaders section of the premier wax works museum, President Putin’s wax figure will bring yet another added dimension to the Madame Tussauds Bangkok educational and entertainment experience.