Where World Leaders Like to Vacation

By Marisa Lascala - 2014-02-17T12:41:57Z

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Sochi, Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Putin was a fan of the Black Sea resort town even before it was named an Olympic host city. (The area has long been a favorite vacation spot of Russian leaders, going back to Joseph Stalin). Putin is an avid skier, and he's personally tried out the slopes at some of Sochi's new resorts, like the Krasnaya Polyana Alpine Ski Centre.

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