38 photos that prove Vladimir Putin can do anything

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Vladimir Putin is undoubtedly one of the most important leaders of the moment. After the events in Ukraine and Syria,the  Russian President’s popularity remains very high. Why Putin’s popularity is at this level? Part of the popularity is due to his actions and nationalist propaganda. Also, hobbies and other activities have helped create the image of a  powerful leader, capable of doing everything. Here are 38 photos that prove Vladimir Putin can do everything:

1 Putin likes to be portrayed as a lumberjack / warrior. Here he is an expedition in Siberia, Khakasiya region in 2010.

Vladimir Putin 2 For 16 years, Vladimir Putin, worked as a KGB agent, so he knows how to shoot with all kinds of weapons. In 1991, he withdrew from the secret service and began his political career.

Vladimir Putin 3 Vladimir Putin trains with an assault rifle simulator.

Vladimir Putin 4 Putin during a meeting with the motorcycle enthusiast in Crimea. As you can see he knows how to drive a Harley Davidson.

Vladimir Putin5 Putin likes speed. During a test drive with an F1 car in Leningrad Region, he managed to reach a maximum speed of 240 km/h.

Vladimir Putin 6 Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ride a snowmobile.

Vladimir Putin 7 Vladimir Putin also led, the Russian team, in “friendly” hockey match against Finland. Here the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, receives ice skates as a gift from Putin.

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Vladimir Putin 9 In case you did not know Putin is a martial arts expert. The President of Russia holds a sixth-degree Judo black belt and a second degree in Kyokushin Kaikan Karate.

Vladimir Putin 10 He even wrote a book about judo.

Vladimir Putin book about judo 11 But Putin is not always in the arena. Here he arbitrates a match of arm wrestling.

Vladimir Putin 12 Vladimir Putin while swimming in a lake in Siberia. Swimming in a freezing lake is a normal activity in Russia.

Vladimir Putin 13 Putin likes to relax on a fishing party.

Vladimir Putin 14 Probably the favorite hobby of Russian President Vladimir Putin is hunting.

Vladimir Putin 15 In 2008, Putin participated in a tiger hunt for scientific purposes. The hunting was part of a science expedition. Tracking devices were attached to the animals that were caught.

Vladimir Putin 16 During this expedition, he managed to shoot a tiger with a tranquilizer dart.

Vladimir Putin17 Here Vladimir Putin attaches a tracking device on a polar bear, that weighs 230 kg.

Vladimir Putin ataching tracking collar 18 Vladimir Putin visits the Primorsky aquarium

Vladimir Putin 19 Vladimir Putin shoots a gray whale, an endangered species, with a crossbow, from a motorboat to help researchers to attach a tracking device to the animal.

Vladimir Putin shooting crossbow 20 He even participated in an underwater expedition to explore historical wrecks of Russia.

Vladimir Putin in a submarine 21 Here Putin is visiting an agricultural exposition. Wonder why he is staring at the chick.

22 Vladimir Putin during an expedition in Siberia.

23 Putin feeds a whale (beluga).

Vladimir Putin 24 Shortly after, he attached a tracking device on her back.

Vladimir Putin 25 Nothing is impossible for Putin. A flight with a motorized hang glider does not represent an obstacle.

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Vladimir Putin 27 Putin loves horses and knows how to ride them.

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Vladimir Putin 30 Putin knows how to play the piano

Vladimir Putin 31 The Russian president is also good at scuba diving. Here he participated in an underwater archaeological expedition.

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vladimir putin 33 Putin visits a Russian-German scientific expedition beyond the Polar Circle

Vladimir Putin 34 Putin, with a tiger cub at his residence Novo Ogaryovo. He got the tiger as a gift for his birthday but was donated to a zoo shortly afterward.

Vladimir Putin tiger cub 35 After the Victory parade in 2012, Vladimir Putin invited Sonya, a 7-year-old girl diagnosed with cancer at a tea party in the Kremlin. The girl is treated at the Federal Centre for Children’s Hematology, Oncology and Immunology in Moscow.

Vladimir Putin 36 Vladimir Putin feeds two young elk.

Vladimir Putin 37 Putin with Medvedev at a café in Sochi, watching the football match between Argentia and Russia in 2009.

Vladimir Putin 38 Putin goes to the funeral of his judo coach Anatoly Rachlin, unaccompanied by bodyguards.

Vladimir Putin alone

Source:

http://www.businessinsider.com/43-pictures-vladimir-putin-tough-2013-9

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