He stood in the rain for wreath-laying ceremonies on the Russian Day of Memory commemorating the start of WWII, and when questioned by the Press, responded:
â€œI didnâ€™t even think of getting under an umbrella as the wreath was being laid,â€ Putin said, adding, that Russian soldiers fought day and night in any weather during the World War II. â€œPeople lived there and died there. Thatâ€™s such a horrible situation.â€
â€œItâ€™s not that I had thought of something or not, or had made a decision. It didnâ€™t cross my mind that I shouldâ€™ve acted differently. I think itâ€™s normal. We arenâ€™t made of sugar, we wonâ€™t melt.â€
Putin is 65 years old.