PEOPLE who accuse Vladimir Putin of being a latent homosexual may want to back off for a bit, experts have confirmed.
In the wake of Russia’s anti-gay laws it has become popular to speculate that President Putin is a closeted gay man, filled with self-loathing.
But experts stressed that, in the current climate, that would be an incredibly bad idea.
Julian Cook, professor of Russia at Roehampton University, said: “I would be more inclined to say that bare-chested horse riding is the mark of a great statesman with a string of mistresses.
“We know that President Putin will do what is right for mankind because of his enthusiasm for judo.
“And when the world finds itself in great peril we must all look to the wisdom of bear hunters.”
Tom Logan, who used to think the horse riding photo was homo-erotic, said: “I have no idea what you’re talking about.
“All I see is a man who, unlike me, could have any woman he wants.”