Here's Tuva Putin with his optional sun-hat removed, looking at mushrooms with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Will Putin and Shoigu cook the mushrooms? Perhaps they are poisonous, and Putin is going to destroy them. Russian state media did not release many details from the trip, but the president is something of a wilderness expert, as fans of the classic Horseback Putin set should know.
Here he is with sun hat and sunglasses on, pointing at something that looks important.
His outfit is completely customizable, as you can see:
Russian President Vladimir Putin relaxes after fishing during the hunting and fishing trip which took place on August 1-3 in the republic of Tyva in southern Siberia, Russia, in this photo released by the Kremlin on August 5, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. (Sputnik)
See Putin?s vacation photos while he swims, snorkels and fishes in Siberia
“The climate there is harsh, strongly continental,” Putin's spokesman told the state-run news agency, TASS. Temperatures swing from hot in the day to near-freezing in the evenings.
But Tuva Putin has accessories for all eventualities. Here he is appearing to drive a motor boat with a twig in his pocket.
He can also paddle. We're not sure of the twig's significance.
Putin stopped in Tuva on his way to another lake — a freshwater reservoir where he was scheduled to speak about environmental protection and release 50,000 fish. (Putin fans will remember that the president released full-grown tigers and a polar bear in previous government-staged photo shoots.)
But Putin giveth to nature, and he taketh away:
That fish isn't nearly as big as the 46-pounder Putin caught when he visited Tuva in 2013, one reporter pointed out.
But not to worry; this week's trip “was even more exciting than before,” the president's spokesman assured.
That's Putin with his speargun, getting ready to brave the frigid lake, where he “spent two hours in a diving suit underwater chasing an evasive pike,” according to state media.
But never mind that. At the lake in Tuva this week, Putin eventually resurfaced with his catch — well-dressed in victory, as always.
The president's spokesman promised to release more images from the trip Monday, including video of Quadricycling Putin.
In the mean time, all the president's previous adventures are still available: