Bizarre – Wild – Outrageous – Vladimir Putin’s topless photos, explained – Video

You have probably seen the odd, and often shirtless, photo-ops staged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. While most world leaders content themselves with appearing at sober state functions or occasional political rally, Putin’s official photocalls suggest a rich, Walter-Mitty-esque fantasy life. But even though we may think these photos are just Putin stroking his wild ego, there is actually a very rational political strategy behind them.

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