When you've already brandished rifles, posed with a tiger cub and ridden a horse bare-chested, it must be hard to know where to turn for your next photocall.
For Vladimir Putin, the answer was to roll in the snow with his dogs.
Putin is clearly at ease with the animals
The Russian President frolicked alongside Yume, an Akito-Inu, and Buffy, a Bulgarian Shepherd, in an undisclosd
location in Moscow.
The Kremlin will be hoping the touching scene replaces images of Putin being accosted by topless activists protesting against his human rights record.
See the full gallery below, plus a collection of our hero's previous classic shoots.