Images of topless Vladimir Putin enjoying Siberian summer prompt imitations online – some more serious than others
Thousands of Russians have paid homage to Vladimir Putin, some with tongue in cheek, after the Russian president was photographed topless enjoying the Siberian summer.
Pavel Durov, the founder of the social networking sites VKontakte and Telegram, kicked off the #PutinShirtlessChallenge with a picture of himself. There were only two rules, said Durov: “No Photoshop, no pumping. Otherwise you are not an alpha.”