In pictures: Russian president Vladimir Putin's Siberian fishing trip

A caption under one of the 20 pictures published on the Kremlin web site said the president stopped for a few days in Siberia after a working trip to Russia's Far East in early September.
Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes during a short vacation at an unknown location in Siberia, Russia. (Kremlin via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes during a short vacation at an unknown location in Siberia, Russia. (Kremlin via REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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Russian President Vladimir Putin spent several days hiking and fishing in Siberia in early September, the Kremlin said on Sunday as it published pictures of the president on the holiday.

A caption under one of the 20 pictures published on the Kremlin web site said the president stopped for a few days in Siberia after a working trip to Russia's Far East in early September.

Russian President Vladimir Putin sits on a rock as he walks in the taiga. - In early September 2021, after completing his working trip to Primorye and the Amur Region, Vladimir Putin stopped in Siberia for a few days, where he spent a short vacation.(AFP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits on a rock as he walks in the taiga. - In early September 2021, after completing his working trip to Primorye and the Amur Region, Vladimir Putin stopped in Siberia for a few days, where he spent a short vacation.(AFP)

Several days later, in the middle of September Putin said he would have to spend "a few days" in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19. He had to cancel his trip to Tajikistan for a security summit.

Putin has cultivated a macho image, appealing to many Russians, and has previously been pictured riding a horse barechested and in sun glasses, as well as carrying a hunting rifle and piloting a fighter jet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin spends a short vacation at an unknown location in Siberia, Russia(via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin spends a short vacation at an unknown location in Siberia, Russia(via REUTERS)

This time, his outings were more mundane.

The Kremlin published photos of Putin standing in a river and catching a fish, walking through lush meadows and talking to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, his usual holiday companion.

Putin, 68, has had two shots of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. The Kremlin has said he was feeling healthy.

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