You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

21 things you should know about Vladimir Putin

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 2 of 22: Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, sits on board a bathyscaphe as it plunges into the Black sea along the coast of Sevastopol

Underwater explorer

On Aug. 18, 2015, Putin took a ride in a mini-sub to explore the ruins of a 10th-century Byzantine trading ship (pictured). Putin was visiting Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. He's also done this in 2013 when he dove in a submersible in the Gulf of Finland to explore the remains of a naval frigate.
© Adam Berry/Getty Images
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon