Friday, March 09, 2012

Making Fun Of The Russian Bear Is In Vogue Again

Denigration is the precursor to vilification and then worse.

Putin the Biathlete, Sort Of

"Vladimir Putin tried his hand at the biathlon today. Sort of.

The Russian president-elect visited the Russian resort town of Sochi today, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, to meet the Russian Championship for Paralymic biathlon. The biathlon combines the cardio intense workout of cross-country skiing with the precision of rifle shooting.

According to Russian media reports Putin donned a pair of skis but didn’t stand. He also took few turns with the rifle, with the skis off, hitting three out of five targets. He had better luck with a rifle designed for visually-impaired athletes, which beeps when it’s on target, hitting four out of five.

Putin is famous for his macho photo-ops, which include him diving for sunken treasure, bobsledding, practicing judo, tagging polar bears, saving wild tigers, driving a formula one car, and riding a horse shirtless."


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