Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone shirtless once again, this time for the 2019 Putin VVP (Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin) calendar. For the month of January, Putin can be seen taking a dip in the icy cold waters of Lake Seliger to observe the Russian Orthodox Epiphany. The calendar keeps up his image of being an athlete with pictures of the President horse riding, cycling and shooting pistol and playing hockey.
Photos of Putin's adventure holidays in remote regions are often shared widely in Russian media. He is popularly known as a lover of outdoor activities and wildlife. Earlier pictures of the 65-year-old fishing and hunting bare-chested had gone viral on social media platforms. Vladimir Putin Arrives In New Delhi For Two-Day Visit To Attend Annual India-Russia Summit; Here's Itinerary Of Russian President's Visit
The 2019 calendar also features his soft side where he is seen cuddling a puppy. Reportedly is a Bulgarian shepherd dog which Bulgarian president Boyko Boris gifted to Putin. In another one, he is seen cradling a leopard cub. The 2019 calendar is the latest edition among the series of annual magazines. According to CNN, copies of a 2016 calendar which was published by a Russian tabloid newspaper got sold out in Moscow.
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Meanwhile, Putin is arriving in India for a two-day annual India-Russia bilateral summit. India and Russia may sign around 20 pacts during the meeting. Putin will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. India and Russia are also expected to announce a new space cooperation mechanism, which comes after Modi said that India would send a man to space by 2022.