Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Western leaders Who made fun of riding a horse toplesssaying they’d look “disgusting” in the buff.
The Kremlin strongman made a sarcastic remark during a visit to the Russian-friendly Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan on Thursday when asked about G7 leaders making fun of him earlier this week.
as they are sit down for talks In the German Alps, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson quipped that G7 leaders could take off their clothes to “show that we are stronger than Putin” and “show them our muscles”.
His Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, joked that they could try to match Putin’s infamous 2009 photos of his bare torso to a “topless horseback riding show.”
Speaking to reporters in Turkmenistan on Thursday, the Russian president applauded the G7 participants, noting that they cannot imitate him because, unlike him, they lead unhealthy lifestyles.
“I don’t know how they want to undress, above or below the waist,” he said. “But I think it would be a disgusting sight anyway.”
“Everything in a person should be in harmony: body and soul, but until this happens, it is necessary to stop drinking alcohol and other bad habits, do physical exercises and take part in sports,” the 69-year-old added.
Putin then took a condescending tone, explaining that he knows all the G7 leaders, and that they are all “people of character who can achieve success if they put their minds to it.”
He lectured that they “must work on themselves, but the fact that they are already talking about it is good, to be commended.”
It was Putin I was photographed several times without a shirt While riding, hunting and fishing.
Speaking to Australian reporters in 2018, the judo and hockey-obsessed Russian leader defended his penchant for topless photo shoots, saying he had “no need to hide”.
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