Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin – Prime Minister of Russia
Constitutionally barred from a third term as president, Vladimir Putin now serves as Prime Minister of Russia. However, the rest of the world tends to look past his successor, Dmitry Medvedev, when talking about leadership of the former superpower. What’s more, Putin is only too happy to pose with his shirt off, and has thus been seen around the world, astride a sweaty horse.
The Judo-loving premier loves to grapple and is known to have an impressive strangle hold. Whereas for some heads of state appearing in one’s underpants reveals a vulnerable side, leaders of Putin’s calibre delight in such exposure.
Other world leaders intimidate their contemporaries with varying degrees of success here.