The 12 Labors of Putin and Other Weird Birthday Gifts

Russians are showing their love for birthday boy Vladimir Putin in bizarre ways, but he doesn't care: He'd rather commune with trees.
That's a lot of bull. 

As he turned 62 today, Russian President Vladimir Putin is more popular in Russia than ever before -- or at least Russia's notoriously unreliable pollsters say so. That means love and devotion for the country's sole remaining decision-maker must take the most bizarre forms ever.

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