Putin rides horse with female police ahead of International Women’s Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) rides a horse as he attends a meeting with female officers of a mounted police unit to congratulate them on the upcoming International Women's Day in Moscow, Russia March 7, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin mounted a horse on Thursday and cantered with female police officers in footage broadcast across Russia ahead of International Women’s Day. Putin has carefully cultivated a macho image during his 19 years in power with photo-ops depicting him riding a horse bare-chested in Siberia, taking a dip in icy […]

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