A River Runs Through Russia: Fishing with Pin-Up Putin


Bush has nothing on Putin when it comes to, uh, beefcake photos. The Russian leader was pictured in various shirtless poses angling for fish in Siberia in a gallery (with no less than 25 shots) released by Germany's Spiegel magazine. Putin was on a "wilderness Adventure" with Monaco's Prince Albert II.

Spiegel reports: "Later, Putin and Albert went fishing on the Yenisey River, where the Russian leader stripped to the waist, revealing an impressively-trim torso for a 54-year-old man -- and a set of army-style dog tags. The former KGB agent is a keen judo practitioner and holds a 6th-dan black belt in the Japanese martial art."

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Who knew Putin was such a show-off? The cover of the next Russian Abercrombie catalog, after the jump?

Hmm. Maybe not.


(via wonkette)

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Posted August 15, 2007 at 10:46am ETC by Andy Towle
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