"Rumor has it that Putin again met with the fishermen (the first "accidental" meeting of the Russian president and the "fishermen" took place in September 2016 - Ed.). They discussed the prospects of the industry and the fate of the country. The same fishermen allegedly arrived at the new meeting recently. Frankly speaking, saving on extras even during crisis is bad manners," blogger EL_MURID wrote and posted corresponding pictures, Censor.NET reports.
"Putin sees people as members of special services. The photo shows disguised employees of the Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation. All of this is a fake," another blogger Sasha Sotnik wrote and also attached several photos to his post.
Sasha Sotnik later added: "Yesterday's pictures with Putin's fishermen exploded Runet. Here are some more "fish snacks". Our fisherwoman indeed goes plural. I wonder how many jobs she has changed. I will not be surprised if it turns out that she was among those who liberated Warsaw and Berlin during the WWII."
As reported, Vladimir Putin celebrated Christmas in Yuriev Monastery in Veliky Novgorod. The Russian president also attended public worship in the Spassky Cathedral where he met his old friends - local fishermen, whom he met while floating in Lake Ilmen with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last fall.