Russian President Vladmir Putin has posed for yet another macho photo shoot, this time in a gym.
Over his 15 year political career, Mr Putin has cultivated a strongman image through the use of choreographed publicity stunts, including riding a horse while bare-chested and exploring shipwrecks at on the sea floor in a submarine.
This time, the president was photographed in his home gym as he worked out with his prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev.
After pumping iron, the pair were pictured enjoying a a breakfast reportedly barbecued by Putin himself.
The New Daily previously reported Mr Putin’s popularity reached an all-time high in recent months as state-run media outlets worked to promote the president following the seizure of Crimea in February 2014.