ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION Russian television shows pictures of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin scuba diving at an ancient Greek archaeology site on the southern Black Sea coast on Wednesday. Attempting only his third ever dive, Putin descended to a depth of two metres and uncovered two sixth century Greek urns in front of the cameras. Putin cultivated an action man image during his eight year presidency, and is lionised by state media. He has continued to perform a series of high profile stunts, fueling speculation he may intend to run for office again in next year's presidential elections.
Aug. 11 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin scuba dives at the site of a Greek ruin on the southern Black Sea coast. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ( Transcript )
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