This is what Russian President Vladmir Putin does on a holiday

  • This is what Russian President Vladmir Putin does on a holiday

This is what Russian President Vladmir Putin does on a holiday

The Kremlin has often sought to portray the Russian leader through photos as a macho outdoorsman - he has been similarly photographed in the past doing activities like horseback riding, hunting, and practicing Judo.

In images and footage released by Russian state television, Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu can be seen enjoying the outdoors, The Associated Press reports.

What did President Vladimir V. Putin of Russian Federation do on his summer vacation? Putin also went fishing and underwater hunting, when "he chased a pike for two hours".

64-year-old Putin, is renowned for his strong-man persona, which has contributed to his sky-high popularity ratings.

The vacation comes eight months before Russian Federation celebrates its next presidential election in March. The Kremlin says he went spearfishing during a brief vacation last week, donning a wetsuit and snorkel mask equipped with a GoPro camera to film himself in a chilly Siberian lake.

The sanctions were not met with excitement by the Russian government.

Mr Putin, however, is likely to regard his latest holiday as a PR triumph, in marked contrast to US President Donald Trump.

Some renovations will include the Navy Mess Kitchen, the West Wing lower lobby, the IT system and some other generic cosmetic upgrades such as fresh paint, and new carpets and curtains. "It's very sly and cautious", the president said of his prey after getting out.

In the official White House transcript of the briefing, the 3ft putts became far more impressive 30ft putts.