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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes during a mini-break in the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia, July 20, 2013.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a big pike he caught while fishing during a mini-break in the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia, July 20, 2013.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin kisses a large pike he caught while fishing during a mini-break in the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia, July 20, 2013. Putin said it's his first pike of such a big size. Putin puckered up to the fish despite being warned of the pike's tendency to bite.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin submerges on board Sea Explorer 5 bathyscaphe near the isle of Gogland in the Gulf of Finland, July 15, 2013, visiting Oleg frigate which sink in 1869.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to pilot a motorized hang glider while looking at a crane as he takes part in a scientific experiment as part of the "Flight of Hope," which aims to preserve a rare species of cranes, Sept. 5, 2012.
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  • Then-Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in a judo training session at the Moscow sports complex in St. Petersburg, Dec. 22, 2010.
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  • Then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is pictured with a horse during his vacation outside the town of Kyzyl in Southern Siberia, Aug. 3, 2009.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin carries a hunting rifle in the Republic of Tuva, Russia, Aug. 15, 2007.
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  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin tagging a Siberian Tiger whilst visiting the Barabash tiger reserve, in eastern Siberia in the Amur Region of Russia.
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  • German documentary filmmaker Hubert Seipel was recently granted unprecedented access to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for his film "I, Putin." Here, Putin is greeted by his Labrador retriever Koni after a morning swim.
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