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Vladimir Putin's deeply weird 2016 calendar

When he isn't running Russia Vladimir Putin likes to fish topless and dresses like Mr. Mandelbaum from "Seinfeld" when he works out. His 2016 calendar has become quite the Internet sensation.

These photos are from the BBC which got their lucky hands on one of the coveted calendars.

TMZ ran some translated text:

"I like all Russian women," one page apparently reads. "I think Russian women are the most talented and the most beautiful."

Looks like Vlad keeps his physique in top form with an old-school regimen.

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The BBC labels this the "gift that keeps on giving." Can you blame them?

"Here's an idea for you: How would you like to spend a whole year with Vladimir Putin?" reporter Steve Rosenberg asks. "Here's your chance!"

You used to call me on my cell phone..

The site reports that the collector's item can be yours for $76 but that "not everyone is buying Putin’s image of the savior."


The London Telegraph notes that a Putin-inspired fragrance is also available for those who'd like the smell of Putin to go along with all these photos. The cologne, called Leaders Number One, is meant to evoke his “soft but very firm” essence.

But back to the calendar.

"No one will succeed in gaining military superiority over Russia," Putin says in October. By November his mood has softened:  "Dogs and I have very warm feelings for one and other."

Feel the warmth..

Seriously, do they have shirts in Russia? Asking for a friend..


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