... but will he still look that good a dozen years later? Leonid Brezhnev certainly did not. This autocrat's rhytidectomy and designs for the future does not bode well for the Russian Federation's democratic credentials, managed or not. But who's kidding whoskoff? Democracy is so passé for really modern men.
Here's how one artist envisions Vlad will look like in 2024 when he's 71 years old.
Item: Former Russian President Vladimir Putin to regain presidency for the next twelve years.
... or "Rumors of the Soviet Union's demise have been greatly exaggerated."
Hat tip to Dmytro Potiekin who's blogging at Ukrainska Pravda