The pictures of Putin were cabled out in 2009, and were said to represent the then Russian prime minister's holiday in eastern Russia.

In the photos, Putin was seen hunting, fishing and swimming.

In several of the photos, Putin was bare-chested.

- Now it will be bare-chested riding on horseback, said the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in an attempt to make fun of the pictures.

The photos of Putin and the horse were taken in 2009, during a holiday trip in Siberia.

He was also depicted with a shotgun, even then without a shirt.

Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / AP / TT

Hear the world leaders' comments about Putin in the clip.

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