Well at least we know it's real thanks for that.... Does anyone know the connection to the lion?
It's a tiger. And the details are in the link in my first post.
"This particular 747 has been pained into unusual livery, with the image of a tiger’s face on the aircraft’s nose. Rossiya has revealed that the painting was carried out in Italy, at the site of Alitalia’s maintenance service, in Rome.
The project was carried out in cooperation with the Amur Tiger Center, a research and conservation organization founded in 2013 by the initiative of President Vladimir Putin."