Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, wearing headphones, sits in the cockpit of a firefighting plane
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Vladimir Putin considers Russia presidency bid

Whether it is holiday snaps of him on horseback or motorbike, fighting forest fires or tussling as a judo black belt, the message is clear - Vladimir Putin is to be seen as a strong man, comfortable in command.

And all that is feeding speculation that Russia's Prime Minister fancies another go at his old job - President.

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg spent a few days with him.

  • 07 Sep 2010
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