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Putin pics: cultivating the hard-man image

Top photos of Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin in action.
Sep 14th 2010, 4:00 PM 1,614 1

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Russian Prime Minister, former president, sometime firefighter, adventurer, scientist, martial arts expert… the list is seemingly endless.

Photos from his summer and winter breaks depict Putin in an array of hard-man poses – and this slideshow brings you the best. is convinced Putin hears the A-Team theme in his head for some of these photos:

The following video shows judo black belt Putin pulling some slick moves. In 2008, he released a DVD called “Let’s Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin”.

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