One of the most popular world leaders, Russia’s Prime Minister Valdimir Putin is widely known for his adventurous trails.

Now, the biking and martial arts enthusiast has added the credit of having made a discovery to his popularity. Russia’s “tough” man stumbled upon two ancient artifacts while scuba diving at Taman Bay off the Greek Black Sea in southern Russia on August 10, 2011.

Putin, who dived into the Taman peninsular waters to view an archaeological site, happened to come out with two ancient urns.

Ahead of the 2012 Russian election, Putin managed to turn media’s attention once again, even though by chance, towards himself in yet another adventurous stunt.

Last month, an advertising hoarding in Moscow showed Putin posing as a secret agent, indicating his popularity as a spy and soldier.

On December 10, 2010, the Russian Prime Minister took the public by awe as he played piano at a charity concert for children suffering from eye diseases and cancer in St. Petersburg.

Another adventurous escapade saw him chasing an endangered grey whale from a motorboat in Olga Bay in the Sea of Japan on August 25, 2010. Putin was participating in a whale research study as he hit the whale with darts from his crossbow.

Have a look at Putin’s latest feat as a scuba diver and the discovery he made: