In pics: President Vladimir Putin goes fishing in Russia’s Siberia mountains

Putin has frequently engaged in action stunts since taking the helm in 2000, flying combat jets, riding horses and fishing bare-chested.
Putin holds a fish he caught during a mini-break...
Reported by: AP Moscow 05 Aug 2017, 05:13 PM IST

President Vladimir Putin has gone spearfishing in southern Siberia’s mountains, the latest stunt for the action man and adventure-loving Russian leader.

Footage released Saturday by Russian state television stations showed Putin steering an inflatable boat and fishing bare-chested with a rod in a mountain lake, accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other officials.

It also showed Putin fishing underwater with a spear gun. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the president spent two hours hunting a pike before finally getting it during Wednesday’s trip.
  • Putin holds a fish he caught during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

    Putin holds a fish he caught during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

  •  Putin swims during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

    Putin swims during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

  • Putin swims during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

    Putin swims during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

  • Putin fishes during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

    Putin fishes during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

  • Putin holds his trophy catch while fishing during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva

    Putin holds his trophy catch while fishing during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva

  • Putin prepares for a swim during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

    Putin prepares for a swim during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

  • Putin rests after fishing during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

    Putin rests after fishing during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

  • Putin and Sergei Shoigu rest during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

    Putin and Sergei Shoigu rest during a mini-break in Siberian Tyva region

Putin has frequently engaged in action stunts since taking the helm in 2000, flying combat jets, riding horses and fishing bare-chested. He also accompanied a flock of cranes on a hang glider, shot a tiger with a tranquilizer gun and released leopards into a wildlife sanctuary.

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