Former Russian President, and current Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is back in the news, and thank god for that, beause we’ve been waiting months to put that banner picture up. Putin addressed his politcal party recently, and looked a bit different than he has in recent years. Gone are the bags under his eyes and the wrinkley, loose skin. The new and improved Putin has taught and smooth skin, and his eyes look great. How did he do it? Well folks, it’s not the magical healing powers of vodka, or his ultra-masculine lifestyle (the man does judo, rides horses shirtless, hunts bears, and feeds baby cows; seriously, run an image search and thank us later); it appears the change in his look is the result of an eyelift (possibly a blepharopplasty), and Botox injections in his cheeks and forehead. Seeing as how ultra-concerned Putin tends to be with his image, it doesn’t surprise us that he’s gotten work done’ we’re more suprised that he hasn’t had even more work done.