An online campaign has been launched in Russia urging young women to support Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in a presidential vote by taking off their clothes.
Called Putin’s Army, it features a video of a blonde student called Diana who struts along Moscow’s streets in high heels and a black suit before scrawling “I will tear my clothes off for Putin” on a white top in red lipstick and starting to undo her clothes.
Inviting girls to strip off for Putin for the chance of winning an iPad2, the campaign comes ahead of the March 2012 presidential vote.
Putin was president between 2000 to 2008, before handing the reins to his protégé Dmitry Medvedev.
Widely seen as Russia’s key decision-maker, Putin may return to the Kremlin next year.
It is unclear who orchestrated the campaign which was posted on the blog of parliamentarian Kirill Shchitov, from Putin’s ruling United Russia party.