Russian media's Putin coverage is North Korea-kind of ridiculous

You may have heard stories from North Korea’s state media that sound just plain silly. Like the time, Kim Jong-Il phoned the North Korean soccer coach during their World Cup match against Brazil with the invisible phone he invented. Or the time Kim Jong-Il played golf for the first time and finished with 11 holes-in-one. The list goes on.

Related: 11 things you didn’t know about North Korea

Russian state media is following North Korea’s playbook in the way it presents President Vladimir Putin. After all, there isn’t anything Putin can’t do.

He’s skilled in Judo martial arts . . .

judo putin

YouTube, Vox

He’s a race car driver …

Putin race car driver

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He’s an archeologist …

archeologist putin

Image: Shirtless Putin Doing Things

 

… And he’s a stud who goes hunting shirtless.

shirtless putin hunting

Image: Shirtless Putin Doing Things

But he also has a soft side.

putin swimming with dolphins

Image: Shirtless Putin Doing Things

Although this may seem silly to the rest of the western world, there’s a reason behind this image.

Watch:

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