"The head of state himself decides how he should dress, this is not regulated, he is not obliged to wear a uniform," TASS quoted a Kremlin spokesman as saying.

He noted that it is not planned to sew a special military uniform for the Russian leader, and he uses its elements from time to time.

Earlier it was reported that on Monday, September 13, during a working trip to the Nizhny Novgorod region, Putin will visit the main stage of the Russian-Belarusian exercises "West-2021" at the Mulino training ground.

The Russian Armed Forces, in cooperation with the troops of Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, are planning to work out actions to repel the enemy offensive, maneuver defense, deliver a concentrated fire strike and defeat the wedge-in group of a simulated enemy.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the maneuvers would be defensive in nature.

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko noted that they are held solely for training and "aligning" their own armed forces.

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