Photos: Vladimir Putin’s vacations are getting chiller

Oct 09, 2019 - Quartz

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s annual vacation photos, a reliable dose of absurdly over-the-top propaganda, seem to have chilled out in recent years.

His past excursions, typically in the Siberian taiga, have showcased him engaged in a wide variety of activities, from shirtless horseback riding to shirtless fishing, shirtless hunting, and snorkeling (not shirtless).

They complement the many other photo ops that state media captures of Putin’s performative manliness throughout...