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Russian bloggers cast doubt on Putin's fishy tale

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President Vladimir Putin's opponents on Monday gleefully sought to prove the Russian strongman had massively exaggerated the weight of a pike he caught on a recent fishing expedition to Siberia. 

This picture made available on July 26, 2013 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin holding a huge pike fish caught in the Tyva region on July 20, 2013 during his vacation. Putin's opponents on Monday gleefully sought to prove the Russian strongman had massively exaggerated the weight of a pike he caught on a recent fishing expedition to Siberia.

The Kremlin on Friday had announced that Putin managed to catch a 21 kilogramme (46 pound) pike while on a trip to the region of Tuva, providing television footage and pictures of the president stripped to the waist as he cast his line.

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