Edition No. 41. Winter, 2004. Today is
IJF Picture of the Month
IJF Picture of the Month

This month's picture features
President Vladimir Putin of Russia celebrating the win of his former club Yamara Neva of St Petersburg in the Team competition at the President's Cup in Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Putin is a black belt and avid judo fan who has said that judo shaped his personal and political philosophy. Celebrating on either side of him are Mr Khristenko (left) and Vladimir Shestakov (right), the President of the Russian Judo Federation.

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