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Summer Vacation

Vladimir Putin vacations, shirtless, in Siberia

While President Trump begins his first official vacation in office, a 17-day "working vacation" at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Russian President Vladimir Putin has also been vacationing — in Siberia. The Russian leader kept busy diving, hiking, and, as is his wont, releasing shirtless photos of his experiences:

"The water in the lake doesn't get warmer than 17 degrees [Celsius, or 62 degrees Fahrenheit], but this didn't stop the president from going for a swim," said a Kremlin representative of Putin. "He went hunting underwater with a mask and snorkel ... The president chased after one pike for two hours, there was no way he could shoot it, but in the end he got what he wanted."