April 28, 2012
Throughout his many years as the leader of Russia (titular and otherwise), Vladimir Putin has found himself in many exotic spots. Usually with a camera or two around to document it.
From shirtless hiking to shirtless riding, Putin shows a flair for the dramatic. It's already easy to imagine him holding the UN hostage for One Million Dollars, so the only thing he needs now is a long-haired white cat in his lap, and Sean Connery in restraints along the wall.
And a volcano.
Here is a (small) selection of the photographic proof of Putin's virility and vitality. Look at your own peril.