четверг, 25 октября 2007 г.
Putin "topless" is hot
If it is the diplomatic and military muscles Russia can play, it makes President Vladimir Putin always headlines. But few would have thought it would be a barrage of gossip and speculation, Putin after his shirt off in front of the cameras, during his holiday with Prince Albert II of Monaco in the mountains of Siberia last week. The photos with the muscles of Putin, openly and prominently on the website of the President showed, admiration, criticism and some increased pulse beats for the ladies causes.
The local media can not enough about that report.
The Komsomolskaya Pravda has a large color photo of a topless president showed, with the headline "Be like Putin." Among them, there was a guide with the exercises are necessary in order to build a torso.
In the meantime, the observers speculate the Kremlin and guess what a political message these pictures say, because Putin on his plans, at the end of his second term next year resign, as required by the Constitution.
Yevgenia Albats, a radio presenter said the pictures should be his personal popularity among the electorate increased, a possible strong signal he will but not the power. As Albats halbnackten suggested the photos would be inappropriate for a president of Russia, female listeners bombarded with e-mails and expressed their admiration over the body of Putin.
Komsomolskaya Pravda reported that the women visited their site, left comments on Putin's "great body" and said "we are delighted" and besiege him with compliments.
The Russian gay chat rooms and blogs are particularly intrigued by the photos. Some argued that because Putin's Oberköper nude shows, it would be a signal for more tolerance of homosexuality in Russia, where gays and lesbians are forced to remain in hiding.
A satirical photo which the rounds on the Internet made, compared to Putin's witty way with Albert mountain tour with the film "Brokeback Mountain," a love story about gay cowboys.
The 54 year Putin, who is married and has two daughters, has long cultivated a macho image and his masculinity. Known as skiers and karate fighter with a black belt, Putin has often on television as a truck driver, driver, captain of a submarine and as a co-pilot of a fighter jet has been seen.
All of these adventures have been published widely, thanks to the control of the major media by the Kremlin. In contrast to his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, for his silly drunkenness was known, Putin has an image of a serious, energetic, sober and intelligent politician. In a country which receives its world class athletes and Olympionieten admired, he made sure to stay fit. In interviews, he speaks enthusiastically about judo and football.
"Sport has helped me a special view of the world to shape, about people and how I fit with them," he said in an interview on the Kremlin web site. Observers believe it is all part of the mystery Putin. "He is cool. It is an image which runs through his entire presidency, cool, "says Sergei Markov, director of the Institute for Politwissenschaft in Moscow.
But Putin's trip to the wilderness has its male public person to a new level. The Prince and the President spent a few days during the holidays in the mountains of the Siberian region of Tuva. Attracted only with leisure clothes, a hat, gloves and send sun glasses, Putin has ridden a horse, with a raft driven, has fished in the streams and was with a jeep on ... everything from the state television.
During the whole recreational Image consultants have ensured that Putin looked as though he has everything under control. The holiday has been supported by the bomb attack on the Moscow-St. Petersburg train interrupted. The TV pictures showed how Putin on his cell phone instructions to the responsible minister gave.
Some political analysts argue that these images of a halbnackten a President Putin would show you not only can take longer and be prepared to his retirement. Others are of the opinion, so that he would exactly the opposite radiate, it would be healthy, dynamic, active and had his life and the destiny of the country fully under control.