Shirtless Horse Whisperer
It only takes a brief perusal of Vladimir Putin images on Getty's archive to see it. The man has a massive investment in trying to look politically shrewd, virile, animal friendly, nature loving, mechanically inclined and all other things wonderful. He's a friend to baby animals AND Steven Seagal. He's hairless and naturally in a state of muscle flex. He has his shirt off more often than Matthew McConaughey at a celebrity sand volleyball game.
But don't take my word for it. Check out some of these Putin glamour shots above and below. Then get additional amusement at Putin's expense on this page, which has more photos and adds appropriate "context" and imaginary quotes.
Shirtless Sharp Shooter
Martial arts master
River contemplation, sans chemise