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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption A mural in Kolomna shows Vladimir Putin as an Atlas figure carrying the globe. Kolomna has many stunning sights. This ancient Russian town has its own Kremlin and a myriad of onion domes from monasteries and churches. But what catches my eye is an ordinary nine-storey apartment block by the railway station. I say ordinary. But that was before someone painted a giant mural of Vladimir Putin on the side of the building. On Apartment Block 25 on Polyanskaya Street, President Putin is half naked, wearing only a towel, and sporting bulging muscles. He is depicted holding up the world, rather like Atlas the Titan from Greek mythology who held the celestial heavens. Full story

15 January