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September 13, 2012


Putin Admits Wildlife Stunts are Staged

Russian President Vladimir Putin "has admitted that some of his most famous media adventures with wildlife have been carefully staged but has said they were worthwhile because they drew the public's attention to important conservation projects," Reuters reports.

"His macho appearances with everything from tigers to whales have been a staple of Russian state TV for years, cementing his image as a man of action but drawing mockery from critics who have likened them to Soviet-style propaganda."














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