16/07/2013 08:38 BST | Updated 16/07/2013 12:25 BST

Vladimir Putin Boards A Submarine To Visit A Shipwreck And Isn't Scared One Jot (PICTURES)

Never one to miss a photo opportunity, president Putin has once again given himself up to the depths of the sea - if only temporarily.

The fake-find foraging, shirtless-showriding, leopard-loving, polar bear-posing and part-time bird impersonator Putin descended aboard a submersible to visit a shipwreck.

The Oleg, a frigate, sank in the Gulf of Finland in 1869 and lies 200ft below the surface.

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Obviously Putin took it all in his stride describing it as "interesting" and "not scary".

Quite what would phase this gent is perhaps best left unknown...