Do I write of Russian reaction to the US decision to cancel a proposed US-Russian civilian nuclear cooperation. No, I bring to your attention an important story in the Moscow Times:

Putin Sexy but not the Most Sexy

Be sure to check out the Putin cheesecake photo.

And note the mention of Putin’s brave rescue of a television camera crew from a Tiger. British carping aside, it probably did happen. As a friend points out, if the whole thing had been staged, we would expect there to be video of the actual event.