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In Pictures: Russian president Putin celebrates 67th birthday in Siberian mountains

Updated : 2019-10-08 12:40:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent the weekend in southern Siberia's mountains. Photos and video released by the Kremlin on Monday showed Putin walking forested mountains in the Tuva region that borders Mongolia. Putin turned 67 on Monday.

Russia's nature-loving, action-man president has visited the area several times over the past few years, walking up the mountains, fishing and swimming in the area's pristine rivers and lakes.

In this undated photo released by Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin stands on a hill in Siberia during a break from state affairs ahead of his birthday. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
In this undated photo released by Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin stands on a hill in Siberia during a break from state affairs ahead of his birthday. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian president chose the Siberian taiga forest to go on a hike ahead of his birthday on October 7. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian president chose the Siberian taiga forest to go on a hike ahead of his birthday on October 7. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russia's nature-loving, action-man president has visited the area several times over the past few years, walking up the mountains, fishing and swimming in the area's pristine rivers and lakes. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russia's nature-loving, action-man president has visited the area several times over the past few years, walking up the mountains, fishing and swimming in the area's pristine rivers and lakes. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the region's native, accompanied Putin on the trip. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the region's native, accompanied Putin on the trip. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
In this undated photo released by Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Siberia during a break from state affairs ahead of his birthday. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
In this undated photo released by Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Siberia during a break from state affairs ahead of his birthday. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
In this undated photo released by Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin stands on a hill in Siberia. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
In this undated photo released by Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin stands on a hill in Siberia. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
The video broadcast by Russian television showed Putin walking up the slope and pausing to look at the Yenisei River below and the surrounding mountains. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
The video broadcast by Russian television showed Putin walking up the slope and pausing to look at the Yenisei River below and the surrounding mountains. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin walks on a hill in Siberia during a break from state affairs ahead of his birthday.  (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin walks on a hill in Siberia during a break from state affairs ahead of his birthday.  (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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