Last year we had Berlusconi and his
and now we've got Putin's little picture of pulchritude
Russian beauty Alina Kabayeva
In spite of posing on the cover of the latest issue of Russian Vogue,
Miss Kabayeva is more than just a pretty face
She is a former Olympic rhythmic gymnast and a MP in Putin's political party.
But, in full John Edwards style
The rumours later escalated when bloggers claimed Miss Kabayeva had subsequently given birth to Mr Putin's love child. Mr Putin has angrily claimed that there is "not one word of truth" in any of the allegations, while Miss Kabayeva's spokesperson has refused to discuss what she derided as "nonsense."
Usually I find that he-man Putin has a look on his face like the cat who ate the canary
In fact he looks more genuinely in love than the Royals.