He was really Putin on a fashion show!
Russian President Vladimir Putin was captured grinning in sheepskin and fur as part of a series of propaganda pics from a recent Siberia vacation — just days after President Biden referred to him as a “killer.”
The Kremlin also released snaps Sunday of Putin driving an all-terrain vehicle and enjoying an al-fresco meal with his defense minister Sergey Shoigu in the wilderness.
The cold-weather snaps are just the latest images released by the Kremlin, which regularly tries to frame the Russian leader as a macho outdoorsman.
Other famous photo-ops from visits to the region have shown him on horseback, pole-fishing, and swimming the butterfly stroke — all while shirtless.
The latest photo dump comes after President Biden said he believes Putin is a “killer” and recalled a conversation in which he told the Russian leader that he doesn’t believe he has a soul.
“I remember in my childhood, when we argued in the courtyard, we used to say: It takes one to know one. And that’s not a coincidence, not just a children’s saying or joke,” Putin said. “We always see our own traits in other people and think they are like how we really are. And as a result, we assess (a person’s) activities and give assessments.”
“As he [Biden] said, we know each other personally. What would I reply to him? I would say: I wish you health. I wish you health. I say that without any irony or joke,” Putin added.
With Post wires