A surprise? Not really for the Super job site which conducted this new survey. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been voted the handsome man in the country. “In this area, neither the actors, nor the athletes, nor the other politicians can compete with him today”, affirmed the organizers of the poll. To do this, the site went to ask 1000 men and 1000 women in more than 300 cities of Russia to establish a ranking of the handsome personalities in the country. The victory for Vladimir Putin is final!
The investigation, which took place in the greatest secrecy between March 22 and April 1, proposed several names against the president, such as Dmitry Nagiyev, Danila Kozlovsky, or Konstantin Khabensky. At the point when asked who was the most handsome man in the country, 18 percent of men and 17 percent of women voted for Vladimir Putin. Note, however, that this percentage was down 1% in each group compared to the previous year.
Interestingly, 19% of the men who were asked the same question about who was the most attractive man in Russia, answered “myself”.
Putin has in the past been photographed shirtless, fishing and riding horses, while on vacation.
In addition, beyond the strict formality of a meeting, he does not drink alcohol. He intends to project an image that contrasts with that of his predecessor Boris Yeltsin and aims not to give a wrong message to a population suffering from an epidemic of alcoholism like the Russian one.
Putin, as a model?
When the Kremlin announced that Vladimir Putin had taken a weekend off, the photos accompanying the announcement went worldwide. This is another carefully planned photoshoot by the Russian leader. On this occasion, he was photographed during an excursion to the boreal forest in Siberia.
Putin appears in sheepskin garb in the snow and, in some images, aboard an off-road vehicle. He even decided to use his defense minister, Sergei Shoigú, as props, who accompanies him in a couple of photographs. The landscape, the painting, and the poses reaffirm the stereotypes for which he has always leaned to show his manhood. As The New York Times noted: “It has become a kind of absurd work of art unto itself.” The proof will remain in the album dedicated to the ego of the one who has been in power for more than 20 years. The same one in which his photo appears fishing without a shirt and other curiosities.