Vladimir Putin continues to prove he’s one of the few men in the world powerful enough to do what he wants –and get away with it. International sanctions set in place after he seized Crimea and waged war-by-proxy in the Ukraine have kneecapped the Ruble and driven Russia into deepening recession, but haven’t hurt Putin one bit: In June his approval ratings reached an all-time high of 89%. In October, he bombed ISIS forces in Syria and then met face-to-face with President Assad, making the U.S. and NATO look weak in the region, and helping rebuild Russian influence abroad.
#1. Vladimir Putin is Animal lover
In spite of a macho image he portrays in front of the people, Vladimir Putin loves dogs. He’s the proud owner of a Labrador Retriever whose name is Koni. Putin takes Koni with him everywhere, even at important cabinet meetings with foreign leaders. He’s frequently photographed petting, talking to and hugging other dogs around Russia; once he mentioned that he can read in a dog’s eyes and understand what they’re thinking. Source: vladimirputinwithanimals.tumblr.com