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Learn judo with Vladimir Putin

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The Russian prime minister has released a martial arts DVD called Let's Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin.

Critics have said it is is part of a campaign to create a personality cult around Mr Putin.

The judo black belt demonstrates a selection of moves, as well as discussing the history and philosophy of the sport.

The DVD release was timed to coincide with the prime minister's 56th birthday.

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