Why does Vladimir Putin like to be photographed shirtless?


Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, is currently enjoying a summer vacation in Siberia.

The former KGB agent allowed a camera crew to follow him during his recent fishing trip.  Nearly every picture and video captured reflects a shirtless Putin.  The one photo that isn’t of him shirtless, shows him in military-grade underwater diving gear.

This is not the first time Putin has gone shirtless for photographers.

Putin loves to show himself without a shirt on.  You may recall the picture of him riding horseback without his shirt.  If not, just do a Google search, “Putin shirtless on horse.”  The results are non-stop.

Here is what we got when searching:

President Putin is an avid outdoors adventurist, and has made several trips to the Siberian mountains while serving as Russia’s president.  The photos all look the same: Putin with his shirt off.

So the question is, why does Putin like to show off his bare chest?

Political analysts claim that Putin insists on being photographed half-naked because he wants the people of Russia, and the people from around the world, to see him looking healthy, strong, and full of life. Thus, eliminating any possibility for his physical health to be questioned.

Putin, who is currently 64 years old, has been holding the office of president since 7, May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012.

During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the ruling United Russia Party.

screenshot of Putin from video

The Daily Mail has a huge portfolio of Putin on his vacation.  To see all the pictures of Putin shirtless in Siberia, click here.

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