How do presidents have fun, deal with stress and stay fit? Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has his own recipe of mixing business with pleasure when the harvest season is in full swing.
Taking a break from a number of serious official events, the president headed to his official residence where he harvested some watermelons, the ONT TV station reported Wednesday.
Known as a person who is not afraid of physical labor, Lukashenko usually takes his son Kolya or protocol service workers to keep him company.
For your information, agricultural fitness is a national pastime in Belarus – its active phase starts early spring and ends in late autumn for some time.
President Lukashenko also likes to demonstrate his agricultural skills to foreign guests and treat them to carrots, potatoes, watermelons and other healthy snacks from his garden.
Recall that he taught the French actor Gerard Depardieu (who has recently received a plot of land in Belarus) how to scythe grass or treated the American actor Steven Seagal to Belarusian dishes.