Vladimir Putin served 15 years in Russia’s foreign intelligence before becoming the Russian President from 1999 to 2008, and then the Prime Minister from 2008-2012. In 2012 he took back his role as president and has been serving his nation since then.
But even with these intensive jobs, he has made sure to take some personal time to enjoy his life and show his great athleticism.
With these displays of strength and agility he no doubt hopes to have inspired his athletes to rack up the gold medal count at the Sochi Olympics.
Here are 17 pictures of Vlad loving his life.