Putin, bare-chested holding his fishing rod - a calendar image
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How to spend a year with Vladimir Putin

For those doing last-minute Christmas shopping comes some unlikely inspiration now in the form of a Vladimir Putin calendar.

For those of us doing last minute Christmas shopping, here is some unlikely inspiration in the form of a Vladimir Putin calendar.

It features the Russian president in a variety of poses, from topless fishing to exercising, along with a thought to accompany each month.

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg has been thumbing through its pages.

  • 24 Dec
  • From the section Europe