Vladimir Putin: Russia’s strongman in action yet again

Vladimir Putin: Russia’s strongman in action yet again
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MOSCOW: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin , who loves to cultivate a virile man-of-action image, was shown on Russian TV Saturday spear-fishing in a camouflage wetsuit, piloting a powerboat and catching some rays while on a Siberian holiday.

Putin’s affinity for the tough guy pose has been documented with shots of him bare-chested on horseback, diving in a submarine in Lake Baikal — the world’s deepest — and flipping a Judo opponent.

These latest images, provided by the Kremlin, captured his two-day stay in the remote Tuva area of southern Siberia.

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