Unique photos of Putin's travel 'companion' made public

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.19 - 2023 1:41 PM CET

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Unique photos of Putin's travel 'companion' made public.

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In a rare occurrence, photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin accompanied by two uniformed men carrying what are known as the world's most dangerous briefcases have been made public.

Captured as Putin was leaving a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, these briefcases, officially named "Tjeget," have the capability to order a nuclear strike.

The briefcases always follow Putin

The Russian state media Ria, which released the images, noted that these briefcases are an essential part of any trip Putin takes.

Photo: RIA

According to Reuters, two naval officers are usually tasked with carrying these briefcases wherever Putin goes. Similar briefcases are also kept near the Russian Defense Minister and the Chief of General Staff.

The briefcases are named "Tjeget," after a mountain in the Caucasus region. While the American President's nuclear briefcase is commonly known as the "Nuclear Football," details about the Russian version are scarce.

The primary purpose of these briefcases is to enable the leader of a nuclear power to order a swift counterattack in case of an assault on the country.

Do you know what's inside Putins nuclear briefcase? Watch the inside of it in the video below.