A Gallery of All the Crazy Shit Vladimir Putin Does

F1 driving. Scuba diving. Cookware bending. Snowmobiling. Plane flying. Climate change researching. Whale hunting. Piano playing. Blacksmithing. Check out The Atlantic's gallery compiling all the nonsense jackassery Russian leader Vladimir Putin has done the past few years. [The Atlantic via Joshua Clements] » 9/13/11 10:00pm 9/13/11 10:00pm

Vladimir Putin Tests Russian GPS on His Own Dog

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been pushing for a Russian satellite navigation system known unfortunately as GLONASS, and yesterday the system had its first launch: a tracking collar for the PM's dog, a black labrador named Koni. According to Putin, "She's wagging her tail, she likes it." GLONASS has had… » 10/18/08 9:15am 10/18/08 9:15am

Polonium Pen a Pocket-Sized Must-Have for Anti-Putin Russians

Those of you who fear they've got on the wrong side of Vladimir Putin just might find the Polonium Pen a must-have. Basically a hand-made ion chamber with LED read-out, the Polonium Pen will sniff out excessive doses of the radioactive element in your cocktail, dim sum, or caviar when held over the suspect glass or… » 11/30/07 6:19am 11/30/07 6:19am