Vladimir Putin's new calendar features him in a series of situations - including a picture of him cuddling a cat.



The Russian president has come under fire for launching airstrikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo but you wouldn't think he is capable of being such a hard-nosed politician if you had a quick glance at his 2017 calendar.

Fans of Putin might be particularly glad for the month of March next year as they will have a whole 31 days to gaze at the president embracing a small pussy.

The February picture is of Putin complete with ski gear while standing next to a smiling child, and one image shows him in a skin-tight wetsuit on a beach clutching what appears to be old artefacts.

What's more, Russian farmers might be keen to see that the photo for the month of August shows Putin climbing onto a combine harvester.

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