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Russians are queueing up in hordes to have images of President Vladimir Putin tattooed onto their bodies.
The new craze for tattoos of the Russian leader has swept through the country with people, especially Siberians, queueing up to have their bodies adorned with images of the President's name or face.
Josef Radimov, from Omsk city, said he had decided to get a tattoo of Putin's face on his shoulder because it made him feel safe.
He said: "Having a tattoo of President Putin is very fashionable at the moment - all my friends have them.
"Being able to look down at my shoulder and seeing our President there all the time makes me feel more confident and safe."
Putin is possibly the country's most popular leaders of all time and some people have gone even further than just getting tattoos to show how much they like him, reports the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper.
One man in Omsk recently changed his name to Putin out of respect for the Russian leader.