Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi has pitched a tent in a Kremlin garden before talks with Russian leaders on Saturday.
Gadhafi is to meet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for talks expected to focus on arms sales and access for Russian energy companies to projects in the North African state. Located a few meters from the building where Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has his office, the military-style tent was decorated with North African fabrics and a metal barbecue grill has been set up in front, a Reuters reporter said. A large, flat-screen television was switched on inside the tent.
Gadhafi, who was born to a Bedouin herdsman in a tent in 1942, frequently greets foreign visitors in a tent next to the ruins of his Tripoli residence, which was destroyed in a bombing raid by U.S. aircraft in 1986. On a visit to Paris last year for talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gadhafi pitched his tent in the garden of the presidential guesthouse.
A flat screen television housed inside a tent pitched outside the Kremlin, and if that isn’t 7th century meets the 21st century - what is? I bet the Amazon guard was was busy guarding the flaps too. The cornel just cracks me up.