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Which Vladimir Putin Are You?

“Who is Mr. Putin?” You are Mr. Putin!

    1. More vodka
    2. Pickles
    3. Processed smoked cheese
    1. Herring
    2. Dill
    3. Black bread
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      Horse
    2. MIKHAIL KLEMENTYEV/AFP / Getty Images
      Sturgeon
    3. VLADIMIR RODIONOV/AFP / Getty Images
      Calf
    1. ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
      Tiger
    2. ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
      Dog
    3. ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
      Walrus
    1. Reuters/Denis Sinyakov/Greenpeae
      Oil from the Arctic Sea
    2. Shale gas from Poland
    3. Diamonds from Yakutia
    1. Potash from the Ural Mountains
    2. Reuters/Alexander Demianichuk
      Natural gas from the Yamal Peninsula
    3. Aluminum from Krasnoyarsk
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      Swimming
    2. ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
      Fishing
    3. Michael Klimentyev/AFP / Getty Images
      Long walks alone
    1. ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
      Hockey
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      Judo
    3. DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP / Getty Images
      Badminton
    1. ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
      Steven Seagal
    2. Pier Marco Tacca / Getty Images
      Silvio Berlusconi
    3. JOSEPH EID/AFP / Getty Images
      Bashar al-Assad
    1. AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev
      Gerard Depardieu
    2. AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel
      Hugo Chávez
    3. Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters
      Gennady Timchenko
    1. “He turned out to be a really powerful dude! He raped ten women! I never expected that from him! He surprised us all! We all envy him!”
    2. “We, Russia, are constantly being taught about democracy. But for some reason those who teach us do not want to learn themselves.”
    3. “If you want to become an Islamic radical and get circumcised, I invite you to come to Moscow. Our nation is multi-confessional, we have experts in the field. I would recommend that he who does the surgery does it so that nothing grows back afterwards.”
    4. “[Gay people] can feel relaxed and calm [in Sochi], but leave children alone, please.”
    5. “The battle for Russia continues. Victory will be ours!”
    6. “I’m endlessly grateful to fate and the citizens of Russia for trusting me with being the head of the Russian state. That’s my whole life. But is that enough for happiness? I don’t know.”
    1. Grigory Rasputin
    2. Stalin
    3. The KGB
    1. Peter the Great
    2. Mikhail Gorbachev
    3. DIMA TANIN/AFP / Getty Images
      Boris Yeltsin
    1. Alexander Natruskin / Reuters
      Vladimir Yakunin
    2. Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images
      Boris Berezovsky
    3. Sean Gallup / Getty Images
      Mikhail Khodorkovsky
    1. Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images
      Arkady Rotenberg
    2. Jim McIsaac / Getty Images
      Mikhail Prokhorov
    3. Richard Heathcote / Getty Images
      Roman Abramovich
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      Angela Merkel
    2. Anton Belitsky/Epsilon / Getty Images
      Alla Pugacheva
    3. GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP / Getty Images
      Alina Kabaeva
    1. Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images
      Lyudmila Putina
    2. DON EMMERT/AFP / Getty Images
      Nadya and Masha from Pussy Riot
    3. Jochen Lübke/AFP / Getty Images
      Topless Ukrainian protester Alexandra Shevchenko
    1. ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AFP / Getty Images
      Motorcycle
    2. ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
      Bus
    3. ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
      Lada
    1. ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
      Race car
    2. DMITRI ASTAKHOV/AFP / Getty Images
      Helicopter
    3. Alexsey Druginyn/AFP / GettyImages
      Hangglider
    1. “Long live Russia! Long live Putin! Long live the Olympics! Allah Akbar!”
    2. “Do you remember our meeting in May? After that, my personal life got sorted out and I finally got married. Not to you, don’t misunderstand me. My love for you is purely platonic.”
    3. “I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes and I saw three things — a K and a G and a B.”
    4. “I have always been strongly attracted by the Russian temperament, because I myself also feel very, very much Russian. I adore Vladimir Putin, your president.”
    5. “He thinks he’ll be around forever. He asked me why I didn’t change the Constitution so I could run again.”
    6. “I know the press likes to focus on body language, and he’s got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom.”
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      Pope Francis (45 minutes)
    2. United States Department of State
      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3 hours)
    3. Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images
      Parents of children killed in an air crash in 2002 (2 hours)
    1. MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP / GettyImages
      Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych (4 hours)
    2. Anwar Hussein / WireImage
      Queen Elizabeth (13 minutes)
    3. Moshe Milner/GPO via Getty Images
      The entire upper echelons of Israel’s government (2 hours)

With apologies to Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy of the Brookings Institution, whose book Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin inspired this quiz.

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