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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.

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...