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Thursday, July 12, 2012

News Trivia: Putin Finds a New Demographic: Gay Men

Vladimir Putin’s PR experts use photos of him bare-chested, horseback riding, judo fighting, assault rifle shooting, and  other macho activities to appeal to his demographic – women aged 40 and above.

Newspapers and other information sources claim that photos of the physically fit Putin have been circulating like wildfire through gay chat-rooms on the Internet.  On one such site there is an item entitled “Russian dictator seeks love,” in which Putin is referred to as "Pootie-Poot.”

I imagine that Putin’s growing following among this demographic group is another one of those unintended consequences of Russian political PR.


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