Schloss Elmau, Germany — G7 leaders gather Pressure on Vladimir Putin over the Ukrainian war to discuss standing up is also aimed at the Russian president's preference to take off his shirt.
When British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked if he should take off his coat, the leaders were preparing a group photo.
The video of the event in Germany shows that he is joking, "We all have to show that we are tougher than Putin."
"We're going to get a bare-chested equestrian display," replied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"Oh, that's right," said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. "Horseback riding is great."
A search for images of Russian leaders reveals his famous photo of riding a horse in the Siberian wilderness, wearing only trousers, boots and sunglasses. You should be able to find it.
The Kremlin has a series of official photos without a shirt for years, with Putin holding a rifle, feeding horses, hugging fish, swimming, relaxing in the lake, and more. released. There is a video of him being pulled in the water by two dolphins.
Photos are also included in his official calendar, and many observers believe they are trying to market the image of a macho and tough leader.
Putin seems unmoved by the myriad memes teasing him once he once told NBC that he even had his online (with a doctor) image of riding a bear.
Trudeau has been sharing shirtless photos since he became prime minister.
In a 2016 Guardian article, he appeared to have a surfboard shirtless, and a beach wedding in a British Columbia couple said, "The sightings of Justin Trudeau shirtless are all over Canada. Is causing some turmoil around the world. " The article said it was also a hot topic when a photo of the Prime Minister hiking shirtless in Gatineau Park was released.
He was talked about again while jogging shirtless in Toronto after a meeting with the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, in July 2018.
The video for the G7 event on Monday ends with Johnson jokingly ending.
The leaders remained fully dressed for the official photo shoot.
This report by Canadian Press was first published on June 27, 2022.
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