London, Oct 07 (ANI): Students from Moscow university have made a racy calendar asserting their love for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who turns 58 on Thursday.
The calendar, called "Vladimir Vladimirovich, We love you. Happy Birthday Mr Putin," features twelve women wearing only underwear and pouting at the camera.
The Russian women are all named as journalism students at the Moscow State University and according to the sources; spokeswoman for the faculty has confirmed that the models study there.Clad in a black lace negligee, Miss March, Lena Gornostayeva, wishes Putin a happy birthday with the message: "You put out the forest fires, but I'm still burning."
One of the creators of the calendar, Maxim Perlin, 22, a producer at an internet television channel, said that he put it together with a publisher, Vladimir Tabak.
The models posed for free claiming the calendar had an empowering message.
"The idea of the calendar was to show girls who are not simply models who turn up for 100dollars, but girls who have some political opinion, who have already achieved some success," the Telegraph quoted Perlin as saying.
Asked why the models were in underwear, he said: "In my opinion it's more beautiful and more interesting." (ANI)