Putin's female fans want his 3rd presidency
MOSCOW – Dozens of Vladimir Putin's young, female fans have banded together in a group they call “Putin's Army” to call for the Russian prime minister to run for a third presidential term in March.
The group shot a racy video featuring attractive women who tout Putin's virtues as a national leader and all-around “awesome man.”
One woman calls on potential members to shoot their own video and “tell us what you would do for your president.” The video has gone viral in Russia.
The group's origin is unclear. Its website claims 800 members and it promotes actions similar to an October stunt staged by Moscow State University students who posed semi-naked in a calendar as a birthday present for Putin.
Putin served a double term as president from 2000 to 2008.