I have nothing against Putin, but it seems like all the pressure of being Russia's president for over a decade has taken a toll on him. He's well known for his publicity stunts, and has done everything from riding a horse, shirtless, to flying with a flock of cranes, to finding ancient Greek pottery in the Black Sea. It seems that he is desperately trying to portray a macho as well as a humble man image of himself. It's understandable that keeping himself in the public eye is important, but quite frankly the scale and frequency of his stunts borders on ridiculous. May be he's overcompensating for his aging ego? Here's what I mean.