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    Russian President Vladimir Putin at his annual question and answer session

    Putin Reveals His Cure for the Blues, and What He'd Have Done to the USSR

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a few trade secrets and details about his private life during a Q&A session during a media forum in Kaliningrad, including how he'd occupy his time if he hadn't become head of state.

    "[I] work," Putin simply said, when asked by one of the journalists attending the media forum what he does when he feels blue and wants to cheer himself up.

    When another journalist asked which vocation Putin would’ve pursued if he wasn’t the president of Russia, the latter replied that he would’ve tried his hand at art.

    As the Q&A session continued, Putin offered a little insight into his private life: for example, he works out every morning, and every New Year’s Eve he, just like the rest of the nation, watches the annual New Year president’s address. 

    According to Putin, when large amounts of information need to be memorized, it all comes down to "practice makes perfect."  "It gets easy if you do it every day," he remarked.

    When asked the outcome of which historic event he would alter if he had the ability to do so, the Russian leader replied: "The breakup of the Soviet Union."

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    Earlier in February, the Russian leader also jokingly remarked that he might seek employment as a combine harvester operator if he does not win the upcoming presidential election.

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