I was a fan of this Putin look and got it as an option.  The guys were set on Putin shirtless--which works really well in the context of the video.

I was a fan of this Putin look and got it as an option. The guys were set on Putin shirtless--which works really well in the context of the video.

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Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse in southern Siberia's Tuva region, on August 3, 2009. (Reuters/RIA Novosti/Alexei Druzhinin)

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse in southern Siberia's Tuva region, on August 3, 2009. (Reuters/RIA Novosti/Alexei Druzhinin)

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Cult personality: Well, not quite a cult. But don’t underestimate how much damage 10 years of Yeltsin, his antics, ailments and slurring on television, did to Russians and their view of themselves. Putin has given them something much more in keeping with the macho spirit of the Russian muzhik: a horse-riding, bare-chested, tiger-wrestling, clean living, straight-talking action man.

Cult personality: Well, not quite a cult. But don’t underestimate how much damage 10 years of Yeltsin, his antics, ailments and slurring on television, did to Russians and their view of themselves. Putin has given them something much more in keeping with the macho spirit of the Russian muzhik: a horse-riding, bare-chested, tiger-wrestling, clean living, straight-talking action man.

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Vladimir Putin's personal bear. What? I don't even know how to process this.

Vladimir Putin's personal bear. What? I don't even know how to process this.

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Jon Stewart: Fox News Pundits Are Putin-Obsessed | That flapping sound you hear is conservative pundits wanking themselves dry over Putin's shirtless Tiger-shooting masculinity.

Jon Stewart: Fox News Pundits Are Putin-Obsessed | That flapping sound you hear is conservative pundits wanking themselves dry over Putin's shirtless Tiger-shooting masculinity.

Vladimir Putin shirtless while vacationing and hunting in Siberia. The now Russian President is a judo black belt. [2009]

Vladimir Putin shirtless while vacationing and hunting in Siberia. The now Russian President is a judo black belt. [2009]

<b>To paraphrase Shakespeare: "Methinks thou dost protest too much, shirtless stud."</b>

<b>To paraphrase Shakespeare: "Methinks thou dost protest too much, shirtless stud."</b>

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What makes Putin a manly man... President Vladimir Putin-- The only one willing to lead with unstoppable courage to uproot the terror.

What makes Putin a manly man... President Vladimir Putin-- The only one willing to lead with unstoppable courage to uproot the terror.

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