PICTURES: Russian president Vladimir Putin has just returned from his annual shirtless vacation

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The Kremlin has released a new set of photos of Vladimir Putin on holiday catching fish while shirtless.

This time, he set his sights on fish in southern Siberia, posing half-naked with a couple he caught on a rod:

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Putin, famous for his shirtless escapades into the wild, toured several rivers and lakes near the Mongolian border. Here’s a pike he hunted down with a speargun:

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A Kremlin spokesman said Putin spent two hours stalking the pike underwater.

“It’s very sly and cautious,” he said when he got out. Russia Today had the footage:

At one stage when he had his shirt on, there was shrubbery stuffed in his top pocket:

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Putin was accompanied by Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu and other officials:

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Here are Russia Today’s video highlights of Putin’s holiday:

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