Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District
In 2004, Mr Trutnev was asked to name the young male leopard coded as Leo 15M on the national park rare animal list.
He says he appreciated the offer to name the leopard, but relegated it to his three children. “I sent them a snapshot of the cub, they discussed every available name option and chose Simba, after the cartoon. Yasha came second. They told me by SMS that they had chosen ‘Simba’, and I agreed.”