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Vladimir Putin's Snow Day Is Better Than Yours

The Russian president went skiing. What have you done?

Posted on January 3, 2014, at 1:35 p.m. ET

Vladimir Putin is in Sochi today, inspecting sites for the upcoming Winter Olympics, and getting in a bit of ski time. Here he is with his prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, and an unidentified man.

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Putin loves to ski. It brings a smile to his face.

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The mountains of Krasnaya Polyana, just outside Sochi, are no match for him.

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"You are no match for me, Mountain."

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He suits up.

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Puffs out his chest.

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And off he goes.

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Good form, Vladimir.

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Time for some après-ski. Here, Putin heads to a cafe called Mountain Shelter, in order to shelter from the mountain.

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He and Medvedev contemplate things, probably the meaning of life.

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"Hi, Dmitry." "Hi, Vladimir."

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It's good to be king.

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