Vladimir Putin Fakes Treasure Discovery To Talk Himself Up

Vladimir Putin loves to stage the most ridiculous promotional shots of himself and this time he’s outdone himself. Putin on August 8, 2011 released footage in which he went “deep sea diving” and discovered treasure. There’s just one problem with the discovery, Putin was only six feet deep and he didn’t discover anything.

According to the New York Times Putin has his people take treasure that was discovered “several weeks or days before” and plant them in six feet deep water so the former/future President of Russia could “discover” them.

This isn’t the first time Vladimir Putin has tried to make himself “bigger than life” by stage fake acts to wow Russian citizens.

According to Putin’s own press secretary:

“Naturally, they either left them there, or they put them there,” while he added, “This is completely normal. It is totally not a pretext for malicious joy and so forth.”

His press secretary says Putin doesn’t hire image consultants or PR professionals to stage his ridiculous exploits, noting:

“Most of the time, he does it himself.”

Here’s a video of the fake dive:

Do you find Putin’s attempts to be “super human” to be as ridiculous and funny as I do? Politicians in America do the same thing, they just call them “polling results” which provide ridiculous facts based on their “track record.”