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Hidden heels help President Putin stand taller | News

President Putin has become the butt of social media ridicule after he was photographed wearing heels to increase his height.

Putin, believed to be around 5ft 7in, posed for photos with students at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

In the pictures, which show Putin mostly among taller young men, his shoes have very thick heels.

Putin's shoes had noticeably thick heels.

Putin’s shoes had noticeably thick heels.


Putin and his one-term predecessor, Dmitry Medvedev, have long been the subject of reports of attempts to hide their status.

When Medvedev was being groomed for the presidential election in 2008, a Yekaterinburg journalist reported that officials who issued accreditation for the visit urged photojournalists to shoot the politician from a lower angle. Political technologists also advised Medvedev to take

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