Russian President Vladimir Putin 1st Operational Police Regiment of the Interior Ministry Main Department for Moscow on Thursday at the invitation of female mounted and tourist police officers on the eve of International Women’s Day.

Putin presented an Orlov Trotter to the regiment from the president’s stable and received a horseshoe in return for good luck.

“As we joke what women need to stay in good shape. Three elements - training apparatus, massager and an admirer,” the president quipped.

The President extended his greetings to the female police officers on International Women's Day and noted that the unit in which they serve is unique. There are more than 800 officers in the regiment, one-third of them women.

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