FILES - This pool picture provided 03 September 2007 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin carrying a hunting rifle in the Republic of Tuva, 15 August 2007. A prominent German political prize will go to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a spokesman said Sunday, in a move sharply criticised in the German press due to his rights record. The Quadriga Prize, bestowed on the anniversary of German reunification on October 3, is a private award that recognises 'role models for enlightenment, dedication and the public good,' the Werkstatt Deutschland organisation said.    AFP PHOTO /  RIA NOVOSTI / KREMLIN POOL / DMITRY ASTAKHOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)