(1) Faberge Eggs. I mean ... (2) Prime Minister Putin topless in those photos. And not just, "Oh dear, where's my shirt?" topless. We're talking flexing-muscles topless. While fishing. And you're hairless, dude. (3) Catherine the Great. (4) Stalin's 'stache. Muderous old fraud that he was, he sported a fine lip of hair that caused generations of other Russians to wear the same. Like a whole nation of gray terrified Freddie Mercuries. (5) Yentl. (6) Your love of statues of brawny men (and brawnier women). (7) Extravagant fur hats. (8) May Day Parade missiles -- you're all about those phallic symbols -- don't think we didn't notice. (9) Your national anthem. Could it be any more butch? Only if the video that went with it was featured a dancing topless PM... (10) Dr Zhivago.