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Russian President Vladimir Putin hit the ski slopes Friday – testing out the mountains that will host the Winter Olympic Games in just five weeks.
Putin toured various Olympic venues in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where the 2014 Winter Olympics will run from Feb. 7-23. Afterwards, Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hit the slopes together at Krasnaya Polyana, the $2 billion Olympic alpine ski resort about a 35 minute bullet train ride from the Black Sea coast, the site of the skating events.The Russian leaders also took a moment for a little après ski fun. They were pictured enjoying the scenery and drink on a chalet deck.