Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone spearfishing in southern Siberia's mountains, the latest stunt for the adventure-loving Russian leader, the AP reports. Footage released Saturday by Russian state television stations showed Putin steering an inflatable boat and fishing bare-chested with a rod in a mountain lake, accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other officials. It also showed Putin fishing underwater with a spear gun. Putin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the president spent two hours hunting a pike before finally getting it during Wednesday's trip.
Putin has frequently engaged in action stunts since taking the helm in 2000, flying combat jets, riding horses, and fishing bare-chested. He also accompanied a flock of cranes on a hang glider, shot a tiger with a tranquilizer gun, and released leopards into a wildlife sanctuary. (Read more Vladimir Putin stories.)