Vladimir Putin's Summer Vacation: A Siberia Scrapbook

Pauline Gross
August 5, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been taking a three-day fishing and hunting summer holiday Siberian wilderness, where he opted to be shirtless and fearless the cold waters of a mountain lake.

In what has become something of an annual tradition, Russian President Vladimir Putin posed for shirtless action pictures while on his summer vacation.

A fishing pole was an essential part of the luggage he took to a lake in the Tyva Republic in southern Siberia, where he stayed from Tuesday to Thursday.

During the short stop in the taiga, Putin went underwater hunting. "It's very sly and cautious", the president said of his prey after getting out.

Russian President Vladimir Putin emerges from a dive in southern Siberia.

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In the images, Putin relaxes with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as the two catch some sun.

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The Kremlin says he went spearfishing during a brief vacation this week, donning a wetsuit and snorkel mask equipped with a GoPro camera to film himself in a chilly Siberian lake.

Putin, 64, is renowned for his strong-man publicity stunts, which have contributed to his sky-high popularity ratings. The holiday trip comes shortly before Russian presidential election next March, though the Putin is yet to announce his candidacy he is expected to win the elections.

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