Putin Wrestles A Bear

Mixed Spieces Arts (MSA). -We popped by the woods on our way to Saint Petersburg. Putin knows of a couple of good bear spots from his KGB days, says Karlow, Putins pilot.

-As soon we reached the ground Putin jumped off right onto the bear and forced him to the ground. Broke his neck and jumped back on the chopper. It's brutal. It's like watching MMA.

-We made 3 fight stops. Putin had a morning meeting with the mayor of Saint Petersburg so there was no time to go crazy.

Photo Dave Proffer