Woman gifts socks, mittens to Medvedev, Putin

A 77-year-old Russian woman has gifted knitted socks and mittens to President Dmitry Medvedev and PM Vladimir Putin.

Moscow: A 77-year-old Russian woman has gifted knitted socks and mittens ahead of winter to President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

At a meeting with Russian war veterans and retired people, Rimma Kostina from the northern town of Naryan-Mar presented the homemade socks and mittens to the ruling duo.

"Winter is approaching. Let me give you a present on behalf of all the babushkas (old women)," she said.

Kostina, who has a large family of five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, said she believed her grandchildren would live happily in a free, rich and powerful Russia.

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