2019 edition features Russia president cooly dipping into freezing lake
Tom Embury-Dennis @tomemburyd 18 minutes ago 2018/12/17
Vladimir Putin’s brand of hyper-masculinity appears to be having quite the effect on the women of Japan, after it emerged the Russian president’s 2019 calendar is outselling those of all the country’s domestic celebrities.
According to Loft, a popular Japanese store with exclusive rights over the calendar, those featuring the 66-year-old former KGB chief are more popular than any other across its outlets nationwide.
Mr Putin, a Judo black belt partial to the odd topless photo opportunity, is currently selling more calendars than Kei Tanaka, a 34-year-old Japanese screen star and Yuzuru Hanra, 24, a two-time reigning Olympic figure skating champion. （リンク先に続きあり)