Friday, April 5, 2013

The top 20 sexiest Russian politicians from Generation Putin (Part 1)

A Russian women's magazine "Sex and the City" (how's that for an original title?) has published a list of the Top 20 Sexiest Russian Politicians, and oh no, Putin has fallen into second place! Are heads gonna roll?

Well, here's their list:
  1. Boris Nemtsov
  2. Vladimir Putin
  3. Anton Sikharulidze
  4. Sergey Yastrzhembsky
  5. Andrei Kovalyov
  6. Sergey Shoigu
  7. Dmitry Medvedev
  8. Dmitry Gudkov
  9. German Gref
  10. Pavel Astakhov
  11. Valeriy Draganov  
  12. Vladimir Gruzdev
  13. Dmitriy Zelenin
  14. Eduard Limonov
  15. Sergey Lavrov
  16. Mikhail Kasyanov
  17. Aleksndr Lebedev
  18. Razman Kadyrov
  19. Ilya Yashin
  20. Aleksandr Tkachev
OK, lets evaluate their choices. A sexy politician can't just rely on good looks alone, or only on political power, you got to have a tandem (sorry, but it was a fitting word!). So, who's got a good thing going on in our list, and who are the ones who have fallen off their bikes?

Here is the first in a series of blog posts where we will evaluate each candidate whether they are worthy title of Russia's Top 20 Sexiest Politicians.

1. First, Boris Nemtsov, opposition veteran, still fighting strong. I'll let him have a spot. But instead of seeing this, which I admit, is sexy...
Go ahead, rip that shirt off!
...I am more likely to remember the young Nemtsov in this little TV appearance with Zhirinovsky that has been immortalised into Russian political folklore...

2. Next, no argument with Vladimir Putin. The man is just the epitome of political-sexy, and leaves everyone behind in the dust. I'll spare you from too many photos. But as far as Generation P(utin) is concerned, he's the rightful list-topper. Do you really think we'd let him settle for No. 2?

As I promised, just one photo:
The Chuck Norris of Russia.

3. Anton Sikharulidze, figure-skating champ-turned Duma deputy. Got the looks, but does he have the power--which is ultimately the biggest attractor? We're not so sure about that one.
He has a brother named Josh Lyman.

4. Sergey Yastrzhembsky: photographer, journalist, diplomat, politician, and now, filmaker. I guess those in to the Sean Connery silver fox types might be into him. Of all politicians, he probably has chosen the most elegant way to retire from politics. Now, that's class.
If elegant is your favourite flavour and classy is your favourite colour...

5. Andrei Kovalyov, former Duma deputy and frontman of the band, Pilgrim. Rates high on the looks, but low on power... and that was years ago.
Now? Meh.

Stay tuned for Part 2 for the next 5 contestants... and for all you know, it's probably all downhill from there... but hey, who's counting the votes?

What do you think of the list? Send in your comments!

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