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32 Pictures That Prove Vladimir Putin Is Only Human

There are so many photos of Putin wielding guns, scaring children, and otherwise brandishing his machismo, but really, he’s just a normal dude.

1. He did NOT emerge from the womb as a 40-year-old macho Russian bad guy.

2. He was once a foxy young man.

3. He coyly flirted with girls.

Age 17.

4. He rides public transportation.

Ria Novosti/Alexei Druzhinin / Reuters

5. He gets an annual physical.

AP

I know, I know—I can’t believe he’s mortal either.

7. He occasionally partakes in a casual game of badminton.

Reuters

9. He enjoys ice cream cones on warm days.

10. He appreciates the aromas of nice teas.

Alexei Druzhinin / AP

11. He lovingly caresses majestic horses.

12. He fills up the tank when it’s empty.

13. He beholds the beauty of nature.

Ria Novosti / Reuters

14. He goes skiing with his buddies.

DMITRY ASTAKHOV / Getty Images

15. He chuckles over amusing books with his colleagues.

ITAR-TASS / Reuters

Oh, Silvio.

16. He likes a good game of hockey.

SERGEI KARPUKHIN / Getty Images

17. He pouts.

Mark Wilson / Getty Images

18. He goes for joyrides with a friend.

Alexei Nikolsky / AP

20. He has tea dates with his cohorts.

ALEXEY DRUZHININ / Getty Images

21. He makes derpy faces.

Carsten Koall / Getty Images

23. He gives flowers to ladies.

POOL / Reuters

24. He dines with everyday families.

Mikhail Klimentyev / AP

25. He decides which beer to order at bars.

Dmitry Astakhov / AP

26. He sheds human tears.

Ivan Sekretarev / AP

27. He poses next to Aspen trees.

28. He lights candles sometimes.

Alexei Nikolsky / AP

29. He has fun in sleds.

AFP / Getty Images

30. He rides shotgun.

Win Mcnamee / Reuters

31. AND HE CUDDLES PUPPIES.

OLEG POPOV / Reuters

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