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Russia's President Makes Big Catch On His Day

4:05 PM, Jul 28, 2013   |    comments
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What does the President do on his day off that lands him in the headlines? He catches a big one.

That's what Russian President Vladimir Putin did on Friday. The Courier Mail online paper and The Kremlin are reporting that Putin landed a pike weighing 21 kilos while on a weekend trip to Siberia.

The Kremlin said that Putin was joined on the trip by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in a clear bid to prove Russia's top two remain unified despite reports of growing strains.

State television showed Putin laughing in astonishment as he pulled the massive pike out of the water, with the fish then having the dubious honour of being kissed on its gills by the Kremlin chief.

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