If you're not having fun doing politics, then you chose the wrong kind of business
Politicians are often convinced that they need to take themselves seriously 100% of the time. However, such glum attitude often leads to sore miscalculations and bizarre ambitions like the Doomsday Machine (see Dr. Strangelove). The following pictures show that there is room for humour in the thick-and-thin of politics, up to the highest political level. The countries which these politicians represent should be proud of their leaders. Loosen up!
Politicians in Paroxisms of Thought and Deliberation
Prince Charles, in a happy mood:
(photo credit: Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
Soviet Communist Party boss Leonid Brezhnev, relaxing at his dacha on the Black Sea:
Again Brezhnev "building bridges" with the Russian Orthodox Church:
His predecessor Nikita Khruschev with Jayne Mansfield "at the Summit" (?) -
In 1971, Soviet Premier Alexey Kosygin had to endure something that he did not bargain for:
In the meantime, Russian spies employed quite radical methods in Berlin:
Putin, Medvedev & Co.
This is got to be Photoshop, otherwise it's pretty frightening:
Here is a rarely-seen photo: during Ronald Reagan's visit to Moscow in 1988, there is a man standing on the left, with cameras (pretending to be a tourist). This is Vladimir Putin, just doing his job at the time.
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