05.23.11

Vladimir Putin gets the 'Goldeneye' treatment.

The notorious Russian Prime Minister and a scantily clad woman (except for the fur hat, because it’s cold in Russia) who may or may not be former Russian spy Anna Chapman are now appearing as heroes in a new computer game. Voinushka, aka Shoot’Em Up, represents Putin as a pistol-wielding, cool-headed manly-man: 

The game developers chose Putin after doing a survey of the most popular figures among young people, Zolotova said. “Putin is a popular hero, young people really like him both as a political figure and as a person.”

For our Russian-speaking readers, the game is available on Russia’s two most popular social networks: VKontakte and Odnoklassniki. 

-Lana Polansky

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