Russian President Vladimir Putin has brought a man for checking food for poison to the G20 Summit in Brisbane.
One of the staff at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane told about it to the Australian news portal news.com.au, speaking on condition of anonymity.
According to the source of the publication, Putin had a man who checked the meal whether it was poisoned. "We prepared it in our kitchen and it was taken up to him [Mr Putin] in the restaurant or wherever he was dining and it was tasted by someone first to ensure that it wasn"t poisoned or anything along those lines and then it was plated up and served," he said.
Furthermore, according to the hotel staff, most of the time the Russian leader was surrounded by four or five guards, and in the remaining moments he was with "the chief of them".
Also, the source told the newspaper that Russian strongman"s entourage took up 75 per cent of the rooms in the hotel, the Russian delegation accounted for 319 people.
A hotel employee also said that Putin was not planning to stay until the end of the G20 Summit in the first place. Russian president himself explained his decision to leave the summit earlier by a necessity to sleep. The Russian president left the summit on Sunday, November 16 after unwarm welcome and statements of the state leaders about the situation in Ukraine.
It is to be noted that in July 2012, the founder of the elite club of the best chefs preparing for leadership around the world, Gilles Bragard, which once served the Russian President Vladimir Putin, gave an interview for the British tabloid The Daily Mail. He told that the Russian leader was experiencing "paranoid fear" of being poisoned. For this reason, Putin hired qualified tasters – a doctor and a cook – to mandatorily check every dish he had for the presence of poison.