Staffers of a Russian charity hold an oil painting by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. The words in the painting read Putin, on top, and Ornament, on bottom. Putin painted the canvas in late December for a charity auction that exhibits works by other Russian politicians and celebrities and will be held in St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 17. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
The Russian prime minister has painted a still life to be sold at a charity auction.
She said Putin took less than half an hour to complete the painting of a frosted window inside a Russian log hut with embroidered curtains. A professional artist added beads and small pieces of lace to the canvas.
The painting will be sold Saturday. Vavilina said it's impossible to predict how much Putin's creation will sell for.