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Is there anyone in the world who is dominating life quite like Vladimir Putin? Sure, as a whole, Russia is in complete disarray, but that didn’t stop Putin from being named Russia’s “Man of the Year”…for the fifteenth consecutive year. Fifteen years. That’s a longer run than when Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz led the Braves in the ’90s. It’s like no one else in Russia even has a chance.
From Business Insider:
The Russian president won by a landslide, claiming 68% of votes. The runner-up got only 4% of votes. The poll was conducted by the Public Opinion Foundation and included 1,500 respondents in 43 regions of Russia, according to Interfax.
Vladimir Putin’s major role in the life of the country looks even more decisive considering researchers within the same poll asked who among scientists and artists was worthy of the mantle. Some 75 percent of Russians said they had no answer to this question.”
Some may say it’s quite a coincidence that he’s taken home every man of the year title since rising to power in Russia, but honestly, how can anyone else compete?
The man essentially has all the makings of a real life Bond villain. He’s wrestled tigers and bears into submission, pilots Tu-160 supersonic heavy bombers for shits and gigs, is an eighth degree black belt, is a former member of the KGB, and has a fucking mountain named in his honor–in another country (Kyrgyzstan, mind you).
Don’t forget that he’s a sharpshooter on the ice, too:
He looks like a young Gretzky out there. They were clearly giving 110 percent, and they weren’t willingly letting Vlad get garbage goals. Just pure skill on his part.
Then he throws us this heat, an ad that is Hollywood trailer-grade quality for an upcoming political speech:
Russia might be in a state of turmoil with its oil and economic crises, but who gives a shit when you have pump-up videos like this to overlook your very transparent flaws?
With the way things are going with Kim Jong-un being butt hurt about this Seth Rogen and James Franco film, I believe it’s time to replace North Korea as the U.S.’s number one threat with someone who is actually worthy. Putin may not be the adversary America wants, but he’s the adversary this great nation of ours deserves..
[via Business Insider]
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