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Infographic: The many moods of Vladimir Putin – as projected by his calendar photos

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Whether he’s hacking bare-chested on horseback, idly flipping the safety catch on an automatic weapon, or manfully flipping a sparring partner across the dojo in his judo clobber, Russian president Vladimir Putin just happens to be one of the most athletic, accomplished, easy-going, shirt-phobic, well-rounded individuals on the planet. Or so the annual glut of Kremlin-approved cult-of-personality calendars would have the world believe. In DG #37 we rifled through his calendar back catalogue to flesh out a picture of a man for all seasons (and future terms of office).

This infographic was published in DG#37. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription using the promotion code ‘SLOWNEWSDAY’ for 10 percent off.

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