Book celebrates Vladimir Putin as 'global cultural phenomenon'

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Pro-Kremlin website compiles book of pop culture depictions of president and says it will send him a copy for his birthday

What can you get the man who has everything? In the case of Vladimir Putin, a pro-Kremlin website has decided the appropriate gift is a book of pop culture depictions of the Russian president, who celebrates his 64th birthday on Friday.

The book, In the Lead Role: Putin in Contemporary Culture, is 288 glossy pages of Putin in magazines and books, television and film, graffiti, sculpture, music and consumer goods. There are numerous photographs of public stunts in support of Putin, such as Russians holding letters reading “Happy birthday Vladimir”, and the “I Will Rip It for Putin” rally at which young women tore off sleeveless undershirts with the president’s face pictured in pink.

‘In the Lead Role: Putin in Contemporary Culture’ takes dim view of Western depictions of Putin. Get yours in time for his birthday tomorrow pic.twitter.com/VdSPKY6Ylz

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