Russia's president Vladimir Putin is an enigma. When he isn't ruling his country with an iron fist, he can often be found performing various insane feats for his lapdog press corps. These activities have included everything from riding a horse shirtless to bending a frying pan with his bare hands.
The strength of Putin's grip over Russia is so unshakable that one has to wonder just how he's managed to pull it off. Well, as some people now believe, it might be because he's been around a really, really long time.