The Slatest

Putin Went on Vacation and Released a New Set of Shirtless Pictures

Russian President Vladimir Putin sunbathes during his vacation in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia.  

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A few days after Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that 755 American diplomats would be kicked out of the country, he went on a little vacation. And, coincidentally enough, the Russian leader took his camera crew along for the hiking and camping trip that took place between Aug. 1 and 3. The results were put on public display on Saturday, when the Kremlin released photos and videos of a shirtless Putin sunbathing, fishing, and hiking in southern Siberia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia.  

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Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia.  

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The footage that was broadcast by Russian state television emphasized “the physical fitness of the president” who apparently spent two hours pursuing a pike before he finally caught it, according to his spokesman.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin hunts fish underwater in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia.  

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Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia.  

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Some pictures show the 64-year-old Putin fishing alongside Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who, of course, was also bare-chested.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, fishes in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia.  

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, gestures as he fishes in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia.  

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These sort of action shots are hardly new for the Russian president, who is fond of releasing photos that show him doing things like flying combat jets, riding horses bare-chested, playing ice hockey, and scuba-diving, to name a few.

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Putin’s photos were released as Trump was on the second day of his 17-day “working vacation” at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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