The 58-year-old Russian prime minister told reporters Friday that he only started learning how to skate two months ago.
Putin has burnished his image with televised appearances that paint him as a strong and energetic leader eager to take on tough challenges. He has flown a fighter jet, rode a horse shirtless and shot a tiger with tranquilizer gun.
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