Never mind that this article was written as a Kremlin PR piece or that it non-chalantly ends with this nugget: “Dressed in green fatigues, [Putin] camped out overnight, rafted down the region’s fast flowing rivers and visited a traditional rural farmstead. As he enjoyed a holiday in the nation’s wild hinterland, Russian troops were said to be massing on the border of Georgia exactly a year after a bloody conflict in the Caucasus.”
Now, I can excuse a puff piece in any newspaper, but if your article ends with something as massive as Russian troops gathering at Georgia’s borders for a repeat of August 2008, it might not be the best idea to make that the adendum to an article about Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s masculinity. Just sayin’.
Ok, let’s have some fun. Vladimir Putin caption contest. As always, the prize is for pure ego, knowing you have the funniest wit. Not to get too off topic, but could you imagine any American or acting head of state to make a sexy-pose calendar spread?
As always, I’ll go first: Oh, hello. I didn’t see you there. Why didn’t you tell me we had guests Mr. Ed?