‘No one is born with a stare like Vladimir Putin’s. The Russian President’s pale blue eyes are so cool, so devoid of emotion that the stare must have begun as an affect, the gesture of someone who understood that power might be achieved by the suppression of ordinary needs, like blinking. The affect is now seamless, which makes talking to the Russian President not just exhausting but often chilling. It’s a gaze that says, I’m in charge.’reference Time Magazine
Personally I think Time Magazine has a crazy way of choosing their ‘Person of the Year’.If you did not know their reasons and when you do know their reasons, it would seem to me that ‘Person of the Year’ would be someone that contributed to the betterment of soceity.For the life of me, I cannot see how a former KGB operative and suspected Murderer could be given such esteem.