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Russian President Vladimir Putin Works Out In The Gym With Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev In Latest Kremlin Pictures

30/08/2015 20:33 | Updated 30 August 2015

Pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym, eating barbecued meat and drinking afternoon tea have been released by the Kremlin.

The latest publicity photos released by the Kremlin are a not-so-subtle attempt to bulk up Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's masculine personas.

The pair were pictured together at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, in Russia, on Sunday.

Both can be seen sporting sweatpants and T-shirts, trying out various pieces of machinery before huddling over a barbecue and sitting down for a rather elegant lunch.

These pictures are just the latest in Putin's bizarre catalogue of publicity shots, the most recent of which was when he descended into the Black Sea in a tiny submarine - reminiscent of a James Bond villain.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin exercises during his meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, unseen, at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
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    Putin and Medvedev in their fetching gym gear.
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    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev exercises.
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    After their workout, Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev cook on a barbeque.
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    Time for lunch.
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    Here's to a hard day's work.

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