You have to hand it to Russian President Vladimir Putin; He tames wild animals shirtless, flies fighter jets (with a shirt on) and loves to roundhouse an audience with his mad Judo skills. If all this wasn't enough, in December 2010 he played piano to raise money for a charity that supports children suffering from eye diseases and cancer.Mr. Putin is action man, nature lover and humanitarian all rolled into one. He's also pretty good at getting his own way.This ex-secret agent of the Soviet Union is now in charge of the entire Eastern Bloc and he rules with a well practiced iron fist. He is also formidable when it comes to foreign diplomacy, because he doesn't have any.Russia's incursion into Crimea is a classic example of Putin's single-minded persona. He makes no apologies for his actions, which leaves Western governments scrambling with outrage, but only able to issue sharply worded statements. Big deal.In March of 2008 I was in Moscow to cover the Presidential "elections" even th...
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