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Kremlin releases Putin hiking video to mark president's 67th birthday

Posted October 7, 2019 12:01 p.m. EDT

— Vladimir Putin has often been pictured stripped to the waist during his relaxing breaks, but this weekend Russia's president remained fully clothed as he spent hiked in southern Siberia's mountains ahead of his birthday.

In photos and video footage released by the Kremlin, Putin -- who turned 67 on Monday -- is seen walking through the wilderness with his defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, picking wild mushrooms near a spot overlooking the banks of the Yenisei River.

During a trip in 2009, Putin was pictured riding shirtless on horseback and, two years ago, the bare-chested president was captured fishing in the Siberian wilderness.

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