Exactly when does this get embarrassing for Russians? The latest installment of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s attempt to morph into a Russian action hero occurred with the start of the election campaign for United Russia Pary when he drove a Harley through the street. I hear the bike actually runs on his own excreted testosterone, which his Russian handlers insist is 100 times more powerful than that of a professional wrestler half is age and 10 times greater than a grizzly bear.
Putin, 58, of course, was dressed to kill in black astride a three-wheeled Harley.
For civil libertarians, the obvious effort to create a cult of personality around Putin is worrisome given his record of quashing dissent and encouraging harsh measures against demonstrators.