Brought in President Putin for a state visit to Scotland.The aircraft is pictured parked up at the end of the short runway while he visited Edinburgh. One can tell this is no ordinary Il-96: note all the communication antennas on the fuselage roof.
President Putin's IL96 missed the link to come off of the Runway so had to vacate at the top end this was why it was pointing the wrong way when a Ryanair 737 came in to land, after the Runway was clear it went back onto the Runway and backtracked turning at the end for departure.
These are the three aircraft invloved in Russian President Vladimir Putin's afternoon visit to Edinburgh and you can see his IL96 (center) is flanked by an IL62 and IL76. The IL76 had been here from 4 days previous and had brought in some Limo's to drive him from the Airport.