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Captured: Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

Last updated on: August 27, 2010 18:39 IST

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes in living life on the edge, away from the cares of his political office.

His adventure-activism has caught the world's attention.

The Russian Prime Minister has been in the news be it for spraying foam over burning forests or participating shooting a whale for research or fishing bare-chested.

When asked recently about his daredevil ways, he said: 'Living in general is dangerous. I get involved because I like it. I love the nature.'

Let's take a look at some recent shots of Prime Minister Putin in action.

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Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

Last updated on: August 27, 2010 18:39 IST

Putin fires darts with a crossbow at an endangered grey whale from a motorboat in Olga Bay in the Sea of Japan on August 25, 2010.

Putin hit the whale with the darts designed to take skin samples while participating in a whale research study with members of the Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve off Russia's Far Eastern coast.

Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

Last updated on: August 27, 2010 18:39 IST

Putin talks to a member of the "Lena-2010" Russian-German scientific expedition on Samoilovsky Island in Far Eastern Federal District on August 23, 2010.

Putin travelled beyond the Arctic Circle on Monday to look into evidence on climate change after a record heatwave devastated central Russia this summer.

Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

Last updated on: August 27, 2010 18:39 IST

The Russian Prime Minister, wearing headphones, sits in the cockpit of a firefighting plane in Ryazan region on August 10, 2010.

Putin, who has sought to burnish his action-man image and minimize political fallout from wildfires and drought, flew in a firefighting plane that dropped water on a blaze southeast of Moscow.

Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

Last updated on: August 27, 2010 18:39 IST
Putin rides a Harley Davidson Lehman Trike as he arrives for a meeting with Russian and Ukrainian bikers at their camp near Sevastopol in Ukraine's Crimea, on July 24, 2010.

Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

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Putin feeds a young elk at the national park 'Losiny Ostrov' (Elk Island) in northeast Moscow, on June 5, 2010.

Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

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Putin attaches a tracking collar to a 230 kg polar bear as he assists in polar bear research during his visit to Alexandra Land on Franz Josef Land in the far north of Russia in the Barents Sea April 29, 2010.

Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

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Putin rides a horse during his working visit to the Siberian Khakasiya region near Karatash settlement outside the city of Abakan February 25, 2010.

Russian Prime Minister's daredevil ways

Last updated on: August 27, 2010 18:39 IST
Putin drives a snowmobile at Russia's ski resort Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi in southern Russia, on January 3, 2010. Picture taken January 3, 2010.