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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center attends a judo training session at the Moskovsky sports and recreation center in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Dec. 22, 2010.
I wonder if it’s ever a fair fight in this class. What happens in Russia if you take Putin down?
Watch the 2008 video below to see how the Prime Minister has carefully cultivated a macho image.
Oct. 8, 2008: Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin unveils a new instructional judo DVD. NBC's Yonatan Pomrenze reports from Moscow.