But, apparently, Putin’s good looks send the Japanese weak at the knees. In a recent poll, they voted Putin the world’s fifth most attractive politician.
Only Junichiro Koizumi (Japan), Shintaro Ishihara (Japan), Tony Blair (UK) and the lovely Hilary Clinton (USA) are easier on the eye than Russia’s beloved President.
As Disgrasian says – we need a recount!
Update: Looks like its not just the Japanese who are fans of Putin. Time Magazine have just selected Putin as their Person of the Year 2008.