Durov called to follow the example of Putin and to be photographed with a naked torso
MOSCOW, 15 Aug — RIA Novosti. The founder of VK and Telegram Pavel Durov invited users to upload their photos with a naked torso followed by President Vladimir Putin.
Flashmob with the hashtag #PutinShirtlessChallenge Durov launched on his page in Instagram by publishing a photo where he poses naked to the waist.
My instagram had to seriously step up the game to keep up with the increased competition from Mr. Putin’s shirtless photos. If you’re Russian, you have to join #PutinShirtlessChallenge (or face oblivion). Two rules from Putin – no photoshop, no pumping. Otherwise you’re not an alpha.
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“If you are Russian, you are obliged to take part in #PutinShirtlessChallenge (or consign themselves to oblivion). Two rules from Putin — no photoshop, no pumping (a technique for fast muscle-building — ed.). Otherwise, you’re not an alpha,” reads the caption to the photo.
Publication Durov appeared after the publication of photos of Putin during his stay in Tuva. The President was engaged in underwater hunting and fishing.
Later, the press service of the Kremlin released a video of the two-hour “chase” Putin for pike in a mountain lake, as well as pictures from the rest of the President, some of them the President is pictured with a naked torso.