Russian President Putin Shows Off His Horse-Riding Skills During Police Regiment Visit

Daily Mail: Not taking your shirt off this time? Putin meets female police officers on horseback for International Women's Day - but decides not to go topless like his calendar photos

* Vladimir Putin joined women of the 1st Operational Police Regiment in Moscow
* Putin pranced through the training facility on horseback with the women
* He gifted them a horse called Golden Ray ahead of International Women's Day
* In 2009, the President was famously seen riding a horse topless through Siberia

Vladimir Putin today joined a group of female mounted police officers for a display in horsemanship to mark the upcoming International Women's Day - but unlike his now-famous calendar shoot, he opted to keep his top on.

The President was spotted on a gorgeous chestnut steed surrounded by women in uniform atop white horses at the training facility in Moscow on Thursday.

Putin was famously photographed riding topless through Siberia on holiday in 2009 - snaps which have since been turned into calendars for supporters idolizing the strongman leader.

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Update #1: Russia's Putin rides horse with female police ahead of International Women's Day (Reuters)
Update #2: Putin rides horse (this time fully clothed) alongside mounted female police officers (VIDEO) (RT)

WNU Editor: He looks nervous. On a side note. It is a big holiday today in Russia and other countries from the former Soviet Union (i.e. International Women's Day).

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