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A 2019 calendar dedicated to Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have become Japan’s most popular Christmas presents, outpacing similar calendars of homegrown celebrities.
The Loft chain store, which has exclusive rights over sales of the calendar, claims that the Putin calendar is far more popular than similar offerings featuring actor Kei Tanaka and figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, the stars of the second- and third-most popular 2019 calendars, according to the U.K. publication the Guardian.
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Some of the images from Putin’s 2019 calendar include the 66-year-old taking an ice bath, lifting weights, playing ice hockey, cycling, practicing judo, and playing with dogs. Putin is popularly known as a dog lover and owns a Japanese Akita gifted to him by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Although many people bought the calendar as a practical joke, the Japan Times notes that the rise in sales is in part related to young women dubbed “Putin fans” with a fondness for the repressive president who explains that they “find something attractive” about the former KGB intelligence officer despite the repressive nature of his regime.
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“I can only guess that he appears to Japanese women to be more manly than the average Japanese politician, that he is somehow seen...
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