Sometimes I think I’ve seen every bonkers story Russia has to throw at me. Then I find out that someone has given Vladimir Putin a tiger cub for his 56th birthday.
Old softie that Putin is, the tiger cub will be called Mashenka – “Sweetie”.
Disappointingly though, rather than keeping the tiger in his office to frighten little Dmitry Medvedev, Putin plans to send Mashenka to a zoo.
The question now arises, is there any other world leader who can possibly compete with Putin for the title of world’s manliest leader? Seriously – who can top a man who:
- Goes fishing with his top off
- Saves the lives of his camera crew by shooting a tiger
- Releases his own Judo training video
No-one. That’s who.