10/03/2014 07:07 GMT | Updated 10/03/2014 07:59 GMT

Is This The Worst Waxwork Ever? Putin's Figure Goes On Display In China

Chiselled, boyish and clad in an ill-fitting suit, this might be one of the most puzzling portrayals of Vladimir Putin since the infamous painting of the Russian president in drag (and that one was seized by Russian police).

The wax figure of Putin has been installed at a mall in Fuzhou, in southeast China's Fujian Province.

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Putin's waxwork in a mall in China

According to picture agency Rex, the the mall said the Putin figure was built to welcome International Women's Day on March 8. No further explanation needed.