In case you hadn’t heard, Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting a divorce from his wife, Lyudmila:
The First Couple of the Kremlin made the announcement on national television while dressed in formal wear, with the stiffness of wax statuettes and the careful orchestration of the ballet they had just finished watching. It was meant to be a rare bit of candor from a man whose government has guarded his family affairs as closely as the codes in his nuclear suitcase. But it mostly served to reaffirm the rule Russians have long gotten used to: everything about Putin’s life is a secret unless he dictates otherwise.
According to the Kremlin, Putin is in a committed relationship with Mother Russia.
But in case he’s still looking for love, Foreign Policy’s Joshua Keating compiled an OKCupid online dating profile for the newly single world leader. From it, learn a few fun facts about man behind the machismo:
What I’m doing with my life: Restoring Russia to its rightful position of global leadership
I’m really good at: Sovereign democracy, political technology, winning elections by staggering margins, suppressing hooliganism, judo, hockey, cruising on my big trike, tickling the ivories,shooting whales (but only for a good cause)
The first things people usually notice about me: Raw charisma, piercing blue eyes that reveal my soul, pecs, the fact that I’m the president
The six things I could never do without: Being the leader of Russia, my siloviki posse, my photo team, outdoor sporting equipment, my watch collection, the mansion I am definitely not building on the Black Sea
The most private thing I’m willing to admit: My prime minister gets on my nerves sometimes
You should message me if: You want to see the other side of those Kremlin walls