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Which Vladimir Putin Are You?

"Who is Mr. Putin?" You are Mr. Putin!

Posted on February 10, 2014, at 6:47 p.m. ET

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    More vodka
    More vodka
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    Pickles
    Pickles
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    Processed smoked cheese
    Processed smoked cheese
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    Herring
    Herring
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    Dill
    Dill
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    Black bread
    Black bread
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    Horse
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    Horse
    Gilles Bouquillon / Getty Images
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    Sturgeon
    MIKHAIL KLEMENTYEV/AFP / Getty Images
    Sturgeon
    MIKHAIL KLEMENTYEV/AFP / Getty Images
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    Calf
    VLADIMIR RODIONOV/AFP / Getty Images
    Calf
    VLADIMIR RODIONOV/AFP / Getty Images
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    Tiger
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
    Tiger
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
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    Dog
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
    Dog
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
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    Walrus
    ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
    Walrus
    ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
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    Oil from the Arctic Sea
    Reuters/Denis Sinyakov/Greenpeae
    Oil from the Arctic Sea
    Reuters/Denis Sinyakov/Greenpeae
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    Shale gas from Poland
    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Shale gas from Poland
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    Diamonds from Yakutia
    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Diamonds from Yakutia
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    Potash from the Ural Mountains
    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Potash from the Ural Mountains
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    Natural gas from the Yamal Peninsula
    Reuters/Alexander Demianichuk
    Natural gas from the Yamal Peninsula
    Reuters/Alexander Demianichuk
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    Aluminum from Krasnoyarsk
    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Aluminum from Krasnoyarsk
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    Swimming
    AFP / Getty Images
    Swimming
    AFP / Getty Images
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    Fishing
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
    Fishing
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
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    Long walks alone
    Michael Klimentyev/AFP / Getty Images
    Long walks alone
    Michael Klimentyev/AFP / Getty Images
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    Hockey
    ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
    Hockey
    ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
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    Judo
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    Judo
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    Badminton
    DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP / Getty Images
    Badminton
    DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP / Getty Images
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    Steven Seagal
    ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
    Steven Seagal
    ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
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    Silvio Berlusconi
    Pier Marco Tacca / Getty Images
    Silvio Berlusconi
    Pier Marco Tacca / Getty Images
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    Bashar al-Assad
    JOSEPH EID/AFP / Getty Images
    Bashar al-Assad
    JOSEPH EID/AFP / Getty Images
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    Gerard Depardieu
    AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev
    Gerard Depardieu
    AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev
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    Hugo Chávez
    AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel
    Hugo Chávez
    AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel
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    Gennady Timchenko
    Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters
    Gennady Timchenko
    Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters
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    "He turned out to be a really powerful dude! He raped ten women! I never expected that from him! He surprised us all! We all envy him!"
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    "We, Russia, are constantly being taught about democracy. But for some reason those who teach us do not want to learn themselves."
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    "If you want to become an Islamic radical and get circumcised, I invite you to come to Moscow. Our nation is multi-confessional, we have experts in the field. I would recommend that he who does the surgery does it so that nothing grows back afterwards."
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    "[Gay people] can feel relaxed and calm [in Sochi], but leave children alone, please."
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    "The battle for Russia continues. Victory will be ours!"
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    "I'm endlessly grateful to fate and the citizens of Russia for trusting me with being the head of the Russian state. That's my whole life. But is that enough for happiness? I don't know."
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    Grigory Rasputin
    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Grigory Rasputin
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    Stalin
    Via en.wikipedia.org
    Stalin
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    The KGB
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    The KGB
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    Peter the Great
    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Peter the Great
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    Mikhail Gorbachev
    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Mikhail Gorbachev
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    Boris Yeltsin
    DIMA TANIN/AFP / Getty Images
    Boris Yeltsin
    DIMA TANIN/AFP / Getty Images
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    Vladimir Yakunin
    Alexander Natruskin / Reuters
    Vladimir Yakunin
    Alexander Natruskin / Reuters
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    Boris Berezovsky
    Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images
    Boris Berezovsky
    Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images
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    Mikhail Khodorkovsky
    Sean Gallup / Getty Images
    Mikhail Khodorkovsky
    Sean Gallup / Getty Images
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    Arkady Rotenberg
    Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images
    Arkady Rotenberg
    Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images
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    Mikhail Prokhorov
    Jim McIsaac / Getty Images
    Mikhail Prokhorov
    Jim McIsaac / Getty Images
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    Roman Abramovich
    Richard Heathcote / Getty Images
    Roman Abramovich
    Richard Heathcote / Getty Images
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    Angela Merkel
    Adam Berry / Getty Images
    Angela Merkel
    Adam Berry / Getty Images
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    Alla Pugacheva
    Anton Belitsky/Epsilon / Getty Images
    Alla Pugacheva
    Anton Belitsky/Epsilon / Getty Images
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    Alina Kabaeva
    GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP / Getty Images
    Alina Kabaeva
    GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP / Getty Images
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    Lyudmila Putina
    Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images
    Lyudmila Putina
    Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images
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    Nadya and Masha from Pussy Riot
    DON EMMERT/AFP / Getty Images
    Nadya and Masha from Pussy Riot
    DON EMMERT/AFP / Getty Images
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    Topless Ukrainian protester Alexandra Shevchenko
    Jochen Lübke/AFP / Getty Images
    Topless Ukrainian protester Alexandra Shevchenko
    Jochen Lübke/AFP / Getty Images
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    Motorcycle
    ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AFP / Getty Images
    Motorcycle
    ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AFP / Getty Images
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    Bus
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
    Bus
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
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    Lada
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
    Lada
    ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP / Getty Images
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    Race car
    ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
    Race car
    ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP / Getty Images
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    Helicopter
    DMITRI ASTAKHOV/AFP / Getty Images
    Helicopter
    DMITRI ASTAKHOV/AFP / Getty Images
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    Hangglider
    Alexsey Druginyn/AFP / GettyImages
    Hangglider
    Alexsey Druginyn/AFP / GettyImages
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    "Long live Russia! Long live Putin! Long live the Olympics! Allah Akbar!"
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    "Do you remember our meeting in May? After that, my personal life got sorted out and I finally got married. Not to you, don’t misunderstand me. My love for you is purely platonic."
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    “I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes and I saw three things — a K and a G and a B.”
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    “I have always been strongly attracted by the Russian temperament, because I myself also feel very, very much Russian. I adore Vladimir Putin, your president.”
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    "He thinks he'll be around forever. He asked me why I didn't change the Constitution so I could run again."
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    "I know the press likes to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom."
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    Pope Francis (45 minutes)
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    Pope Francis (45 minutes)
    Vatican Pool / Getty Images
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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3 hours)
    United States Department of State
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3 hours)
    United States Department of State
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    Parents of children killed in an air crash in 2002 (2 hours)
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    Parents of children killed in an air crash in 2002 (2 hours)
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    Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych (4 hours)
    MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP / GettyImages
    Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych (4 hours)
    MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP / GettyImages
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    Queen Elizabeth (13 minutes)
    Anwar Hussein / WireImage
    Queen Elizabeth (13 minutes)
    Anwar Hussein / WireImage
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    The entire upper echelons of Israel's government (2 hours)
    Moshe Milner/GPO via Getty Images
    The entire upper echelons of Israel's government (2 hours)
    Moshe Milner/GPO via Getty Images

With apologies to Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy of the Brookings Institution, whose book Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin inspired this quiz.

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