1. He's always shirtless out of doors, in front of his mostly male entourage and the mostly male reporting pool.
2. Always shirtless...
3. Nothing says "I'm very, very straight" like a shirtless dude on a horse.
4. ...even when hunting in the Siberian Tyva region. Who hunts shirtless? I'll tell you who...
5. A big bear hug, to welcome Gérard Depardieu to the country.
6. Lest we forget Putin's tender side.
7. He was a high-ranking KGB operative. Did you see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy? Half of MI-6 was gay.
8. At the movies?
9. He's always touching his handsome Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev.
10. As they say, a nod is as good as wink, and vice versa.
11. He looks very awkward at the dance. And today, his marriage is verrrry sketchy.
12. He loves the touch of their bottle-shaped noses.
13. He has his own doll. LOOK at those flexed trapezius muscles.
14. He knows how to tie a bow tie. How many hetero men do you know who know to tie a bow tie?
15. A very rare photo.
16. If he put this on Grindr, my God, his in-box would crash.
To catch up on all the recent anti-gay developments in Russia...
...read this startling Animal New York post by Russian Marina Galperina.