US actor Vin Diesel has publicly nominated Putin for the worldwide charity “Ice Bucket Challenge” alongside Michelle Obama and actress Angelina Jolie. If the Russian president accepts, it would see him dumping a large bucket of ice over his head.
People who are called to complete the challenge are given a period of roughly 24 hours to pour a full bucket over their own heads to raise awareness of the disease.
This means that the Russian president has roughly 24 hours to complete the challenge or he must, according to the “rules” proclaimed by supporters of the challenge – donate $100 to the Pete Frates Fund.
Putin’s public image is known for its general toughness, however, and so it’s possible that he would consider the ice bucket challenge a bit timid for his liking. Come January, Orthodox Christians regularly spend epiphany diving into outdoor ice holes in temperatures of down to minus 40 degrees Celsius.