JRL NEWSWATCH: “What does it mean to be a man in Putin’s Russia?”- The Daily Telegraph (UK)/Guy Kelly, Jon Jones

“… Putin in your mind’s eye …. Most likely … a thick-set, waxy figure waddling about in a dark suit and chilly frown, doing … what he wants on the world stage, regardless of the ramifications. Or perhaps it’s Sporty Putin, wearing a judo gi … black belt prominent, putting some poor serf in a choke-hold. Or is it the most versatile of all, Action Putin, who rides a horse bare-chested, swims in Siberian lakes, tracks tigers, flies hang gliders and wields a crossbow? Over more than two decades … Putin, a former KGB officer … has been careful about the image he presents …. Whichever version of him you imagine … a seemingly cartoonish projection of masculinity. … what does it really mean to be a Russian man in 2018? …. Traveling across the world’s largest country, we speak to a male model, a football hooligan, a hunter and a wrestler ….”

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