Putin Universe exhibition hits Moscow and London

Vladimir Putin as comicbook characters 'The Incredible Hulk' (L) and as Gotham City super-hero protector 'Batman' (R). Source: EPA

Vladimir Putin as comicbook characters 'The Incredible Hulk' (L) and as Gotham City super-hero protector 'Batman' (R). Source: EPA

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Artists from around the world have presented the Russian leader in the form of characters from different countries, nationalities and eras.

Vladimir Putin as comicbook characters 'The Incredible Hulk' and as Gotham City super-hero protector 'Batman'. Source: EPA

An international exhibition titled Putin Universe is being held in Moscow and London on Oct. 6 and 7 to mark the birthday of the Russian president, Oct.7.

The exhibition has been initiated and organized by the Russian president's international fan club – the Vladimir Putin Supporters Group.

Vladimir Putin as prominent Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck and a famous heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali. Source: EPA

the new project, the Russian leader appears in the form of characters from different countries, nationalities and eras – as Buddha, Amenhotep, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi or Joan of Arc.

Vladimir Putin as Cuban Revolution legend Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. Source: EPA

The exhibition was organized in Moscow by Serbian political analyst Milos Kozic, and in London by Englishman Lee West, who proposed expanding the project.

"Putin is a recognized world leader, an international symbol of victory and success," said Kozic.

Vladimir Putin as Buddha. Source: EPA

"His image has reached beyond the boundaries of Russia, one way or another it has become part of the culture of many countries," he said.

According to him, the artists who were asked to represent Putin in different images chose very different characters.

Addresses: Moscow, 43 Starokonyushenny Pereulok (Promofoto Studio)

London, Cremer Street, E2 8HD (Arch 402 Gallery)

First published in Russian in Vzglyad.

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