The newest issue of The New Yorker features an ice skating Russian President Vladimir Putin, who recently assured the global community that gays are welcome to the Sochi Olympics, so long as they  “leave children alone.”

Behind the artwork:

As fans of winter sports prepare to watch Russia host its first Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Barry Blitt—the artist behind this week’s cover, “Jury of His Peers”—puts a spotlight on the country’s President, Vladimir Putin. “Mr. Putin is a gift to caricaturists (but to humanity in general, not so much),” he says.

Putin looks fabulous on New Yorker cover

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