This is pretty hilarious. Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently went bare-chested on a recent trip to Siberia, and the the world has gone crazy.
Folks are wondering if this is some kind of political statement to other countries, a show of machismo or even some kind of sexual hint.
I suppose I will let the articles and photos speak for themselves.
My question: Does it really matter? I don't think it would be controversial if he weren't a politician. Anybody out there think it's inappropriate? Or would you like to see other topless world leaders?
(Photo courtesy of the Associated Press)