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Putin in admirable Bond impression

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There's something familiar about this snap of Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin aiming an AK-47 submachine-gun in an electronic shooting gallery, while suited.

The most recent example of the current Prime Minister's farcical level of masculinity occurred while he visited the Russian Railways Company's Research and Technological Center in Moscow.

It's Bond, isn't it? It's bloody well Bond! Check him out compared to image number two.

Inauguration of Vladimir Putin as president of Russia is scheduled on 07 May 2012. Hold on to your hats.

Image: EPA

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