Putin goes bare chested for calendar — again

Chennai: For the 2019 edition of the VVP Calendar, Vladimir Putin can be seen doing a number of activities. The calendar spans the months with pictures of Putin playing Hockey, riding a bike, and at times holding a puppy.

For June he can be see holding a Bulgarian Shepherd puppy that was a gift from Bulgarian President Boyko Boris.

However, holding a puppy and playing hockey pale in comparison to what the Russian President most certainly hopes will heat up the viewer’s January. For this month, Putin proves that he is every bit the strong man he wants you to think he is by taking a dip in a freezing lake. To add to his image, he is also religious and took the plunge during Epiphany – a Christian Feast Day that celebrates the revelation that Jesus was God.

All said and done, Putin knows how to proliferate his image.