Putin's Russian Undressing

On Siberian fishing trip, Prez celebrates Olympic bid by showing off Grecian pecs
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2007 11:06 AM CDT
Putin's Russian Undressing
Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes in the headwaters of the Yenisey River on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007. President Vladimir Putin and Monaco's Prince Albert II traveled to Kyzyl, the capital of the Tuva region, about 4,700 kilometers (2,900 miles) southeast of Moscow, then flew by helicopter to an island...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Vladimir Putin purged his shirt yesterday during a fishing jaunt in southern Siberia. The Russian president was celebrating the International Olympic Committee's election of Sochi, a Black Sea resort, to host the 2014 Winter Games. With him was Monaco's Prince Albert II—coincidentally enough a member of the International Olympic Committee.

After touring southeast Russia by helicopter, Vladimir and Albert fished on the Yenisey River, where the 54-year-old Russian president removed his shirt, revealing the former KGB agent and Judo champ's toned physique.
(Read more Prince Albert II stories.)

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