President Putin Turns Painter for $1.1M

Vladimir Putin is a man of many talents. Russia's prime minister has a black belt in judo, goes fly-fishing shirtless and has sedated a wild Siberian tiger. Now he can add artist to his growing list of accomplishments, after a picture he painted sold for 37 million rubles ($1.1 million) at an auction this weekend. The piece was part of an auction of 30 paintings by well-known Russians held to raise money for a children's charity. The theme for the series was "Christmas Eve," a short story by...Full Story
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