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  • Putin Lights the Olympic Flame

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, a girl and a boy light an Olympic flame with a torch at Moscow's Red Square on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin has lit the Olympic flame on Red Square for the 123-day relay to Sochi for the Winter Games. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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  • Putin Catches a Monstrous Fish

    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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  • Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin holds 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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  • Vladimir Putin's Photos and their Film Equivalents

    Russian President Vladimir Putin submerges on board Sea Explorer 5 bathyscaphe off the island of Gogland, Russia, July 15, 2013, Putin rode a small submersible craft 200 feet down to see the remains of the naval frigate Oleg, which sank in 1869, Russian news reports said.
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  • Vladimir Putin Greeted by His Dog Koni

    Russian President Vladimir Putin flies in a motorized hang glider alongside two Siberian white cranes, not shown, on Russia's Yamal Peninsula Sept. 5, 2012. Putin reportedly took to the skies as part of a program by environmentalists to lead the endangered cranes, which were raised in captivity, on their migration to Asia.
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  • The Adventures of Vladimir Putin

    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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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center, gets off a bobsled after riding as a second pilot during a visit to a sports center in Paramonovo, outside Moscow, Russia, Feb. 16, 2012.
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  • The Adventures of Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin shows off his judo skills against a Japanese opponent at a judo training center in Tokyo, Sept. 5, 2000.
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  • Vladmir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured inside a Tupolev-160 strategic bomber jet at Moscow's Chkalovsky military airport, Aug. 16, 2005.
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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    Russian President Vladimir Putin fires a pistol during his visit to the new headquarters of the Russian General Staff's Main Intelligence Department (GRU) in Moscow, Nov. 8, 2006.
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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    Russian President Vladimir Putin carries a hunting rifle in the Republic of Tuva, Aug. 15, 2007.
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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, assisted by Russian scientist Vyacheslav Razhanov, afixes a GPS-Argos satellite transmitter onto a tiger during his visit to the Ussuriysky forest reserve of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Far East on Aug. 31, 2008. Putin had shot the big cat with a tranquilizer gun after it rushed the crew filming the trip.
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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    This image taken from video filmed with a camera fixed on the Mir-2 mini-submersible, shows Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as he looks through a porthole of Mir-2 during a dive into the waters of Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, about 2,600 miles east of Moscow, Aug. 1, 2009.
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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    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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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    This picture made available April 29, 2010 shows Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, and scientists examining a polar bear on the island Alexandra Land, part of the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.
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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin aims a crossbow off the bow of a rubber boat at the Olga Harbor of Kamchatka Peninsula during a scientific expedition to study grey whales, Aug. 25, 2010. Putin hit a whale with a special dart designed to collect skin samples for research.
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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin prepares to scuba dive to an underwater archaeological site at Phanagoria on the Taman Peninsula, Aug. 10, 2011.
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  • Vladimir Putin's Adventures Over the Years

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin holds two ancient amphorae he found during the dive at the ancient Greek Black Sea site.
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