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Macho man Putin pumps iron. And he has competition

August 31, 2015 13:42 IST

He is an action figure, quite literally. Recently, he set out on an adventure in a mini-submarine. Earlier, he has been photographed riding a horse bare-chested, hunting a tiger and flying a jet. This Sunday was no different as Russia’s macho man Vladimir Putin got into action yet again -- exercising at his gym in Sochi.

Putin found a workout buddy in none other than Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Guess this is what they call political heavyweights. ;)

Iron man: Russian President Vladimir Putin pumps iron in a gym at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Reuters

That's the way it's done: Putin finds a gym buddy in Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photograph: Yekaterina Shtukina/RIA Novosti/Reuters  

Flexing his muscles: Interestingly, Putin managed to keep his shirt on throughout the workout. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Reuters

 

Arms race: Medvedev attempts to keep up with Putin. Photograph: Yekaterina Shtukina/RIA Novosti/Reuters 

Workout is worship: Fitness conscious Putin shows Medvedev around his state-of-the-art gym. Photograph: Yekaterina Shtukina/RIA Novosti/Reuters

Chai per charcha: Putin and Medvedev toast with tea cups during breakfast at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi. Photograph: Yekaterina Shtukina/RIA Novosti/Reuters


Barbecue time: After a hectic workout, the Kremlin leaders roast meat. Photograph: Yekaterina Shtukina/RIA Novosti/Reuters

 

 

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