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    'You Wouldn't Be Competing?' Netizens Compare Trump's 'Rocky Balboa' Pic to Putin’s Calendar

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    The 2020 calendars featuring Vladimir Putin seem to emphasize his role as a world leader and statesman, as if underscoring Russia’s geopolitical achievements of this year.

    The release of the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top-selling annual calendars has, as usual, attracted quite a bit of attention both online and offline.

    CNN noted that the 2020 versions of the calendar focus on Putin’s image as an international statesman, as it is released following “a year of diplomatic triumphs” for the Russian president.

    A number of social media users, however, speculated that perhaps these calendars had something to do with US President Donald Trump recently tweeting a doctored photo which appears to feature his face superimposed on the body of movie character Rocky Balboa.

    While Trump himself did not immediately clarify why he posted the aforementioned image, he previously joked about doctors wanting to see his “gorgeous” chest during a hospital visit.

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