Is Vladimir Putin a Real-Life Bond Villain? Look at These Photos and Decide for Yourself

Between allegations of electoral interference and recent violence in Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has been the topic of much discussion lately. However, no one seems to be asking the really important questions. Is Putin secretly living a double life as a James Bond villain? Take a look at the evidence and decide for yourself.

Vladimir Putin is known for his peculiar photo ops:

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But what if they were just a cover for something more sinister? Is it possible that Vladimir Putin is actually a super villain? Perhaps when we thought he was simply hunting shirtless in the Russian wilderness, he was actually training for world domination:

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Of course, he has all of the necessary skills to be a super villain. As a former KGB agent, Vladimir Putin is a master of disguise:

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His ability to seamlessly blend into any situation is rivaled only by President George W. Bush:

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All Bond villains have intimidating henchman to do their dirty work. While he might not have Oddjob or Jaws, Putin does have Steven Seagal:

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Every villain needs eccentric hobbies and Vladimir Putin would be no exception. He hunts whales with a harpoon gun:

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He flies around in a hang glider:

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And he even knows how to pilot a submarine:

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Like all Bond villains, Putin fancies some of the finer things in life. He is a master concert pianist:

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He’s also an experienced race car driver, a skill that would surely come in handy if he ever needed to get away in a hurry:

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And like all super villains, he enjoys the comfort of exotic animals:

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But it’s important to remember that Vladimir Putin is also deadly. He knows his way around a pistol:

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If he isn’t quite ready to dispose of you, he might use a tranquilizer gun:

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And when all else fails, he can take care of his foes with his hands and feet:

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The Russian President is in peak physical condition, and he does everything he can to stay that way:

Image Credit: Getty Images/Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP

So, is Vladimir Putin a secret super spy villain? You’ve seen the pictures: decide for yourself.

What do you think?

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