A special aircraft Il96-300PU of President Vladimir Putin took off from Moscow (Vnukovo) to St. Petersburg at 14:16 Moscow time. This is evidenced by data from the Flightradar24 portal.
About half an hour before the news broke, press secretary Dmitry Peskov claimed that Putin was working in the Kremlin. Peskov also denies the information that Putin flew to St. Petersburg.
On board No. 1 there is equipment for controlling the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in the Russian Federation and the USA such boards are called the Doomsday aircraft. The destination of the board is not indicated; in the Tver region, it disappeared from radar. In the Tver region is the Valdai residence of Putin.
Another board of the Rossiya special squad - RA-96022 (flight RSD523) - judging by the data of the service, lands in St. Petersburg.
He turned off the transponder in the Tver region: