- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Is there anything that Russian prime minister and all-around Nietzschean superman Vladimir Putin can’t do? Putin was in the Russian far-east on Monday for a photo-op showcasing efforts to protect endangered Siberian tigers. As if the image of Putin walking through the forest in camouflage carrying a rifle wasn’t enough, Putin apparently also sedated a tiger that had escaped by shooting it with a tranqualizer dart, saving some hapless journalists from being devoured. Or at least that’s how those journalists reported it. The video evidence is a bit vague.
Is it too late to name the tiger Mikheil?