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Vladimir Putin’s apparently remarkable discovery of two ancient Greek urns on the floor of the Black Sea during a scuba-diving expedition was staged, the Russian prime minister’s chief spokesman has admitted.
In an unusually candid glimpse into the cultivation of Putin’s macho image, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said archaeologists had planted the amphorae in shallow water for the politician to find.
Staged! Staged? I won’t believe it. I can’t believe it. Not my Vlad.
(GASP!) He would’ve found something but he didn’t want to waste precious time.
I just can’t get enough Putin.
I’m with you on this one.