has hired former beauty contestant and lingerie model 25-year-old Yana Lapikova as his personal photographer. Former Miss Moscow contestant 2008, Lapikova already joined her duty and is busy now-a-days. She posed wearing lingerie for several magazines in the past. However Putin’s spokesman, Dmity Peskov said in a statement, “We don't choose our photographers according to their gender," Mr Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said. "She's really a good photographer and her past as a model doesn't interest us at all – it's not a crime.”
Lapikova is now working with two experienced male photographers at Putin’s office. Presidentalso appointed a woman photographer, an experienced one Katya Shtukina. She was regarded as one of the best photographers of renowned Russian newspaper ‘lzvestia’. That’s the point where again Putin draws himself into controversy. Lapikova is a novice in this field. She lacks of any experience in photography. But due to her photogenic look or Putin’s interest she has got the high profile job.
Though Peskov tried his best to save Putin’s image, commenting Lapikova’s role as "drudgery" and with poor pay package. Lapikova demanded that she had several years of experience in photography. But her photography excellence with news agency Ria Novosti has only been revealed till now, and these photos are recently taken. "Working as a photographer is my life's dream. . . I don't want to discuss this subject now because I am afraid to lose this job," Lapikova told in a recent interview.