09:55  AMT,  August 2, 2012

Russia’s Putin leaves for London

President of Russia Vladimir Putin will head to London on Thursday. During his informal visit Putin will attend the judo tournament as a fan.

Russia’s leader is expected to attend Men’s 100 kg competitions and Women’s 70 kg, BBC reports.

Vladimir Putin has a judo black belt and is a champion of Saint Petersburg. He also has released several video training CDs.

Elimination round, semifinals and finals in these two categories will be held on Thursday.



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