Pretoria – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the country’s hottest person again, according to a survey conducted by Superjob.ru, Times Now reported on Sunday.
“Russians still call Vladimir Putin the most attractive famous man in the country. Neither actors nor athletes or other politicians can compete with him today," Superjob.ru was quoted saying.
The publication said the survey was conducted by the site between March 22 and April 1 in more than 300 Russian cities.
The Moscow Times reported that 18 percent of men and 17 percent of women have voted for Putin as Russia’s most handsome man.
According to the report, Putin was the only person on the survey who secured votes in double-digits.
The poll results were published a day after the Russian parliament’s a bill allowing Putin to run for two more terms. Meaning Putin can remain president of Russia until 2036 if he manages to keep his popularity constant.
The 68-year-old president has been portrayed as a powerful figure, and to cultivate that image, his office has sent out pictures of him topless and riding a horse in the mountains of Russia, swimming in ice-cold water, playing Karate, among others.
On Tuesday, the Daily Mail UK published pictures of what is believed to be Vladimir Putin's over $138bn palace.
The publication described the house as a gigantic surreal of splendour, which swarms over 19 000 square feet, saying its beyond the delusions of grandeur.
The house has a casino, theatre, lap-dancing room and ice hockey rink, allegedly paid for by oligarchs desperate for his patronage, the Daily Mail said in its report.
African News Agency (ANA)