Most videos you see of Vladimir Putin show the de facto Russian czar-for-life performing amazing feats like discovering ancient jugs while scuba diving, taking down pathetic weaklings with his unstoppable judo moves, or dazzling audiences with his pitch-perfect rendition of "Blueberry Hill." His attempt at bobsledding wasn't as impressive:
The Russian prime minister was visiting a bobsled complex outside Moscow when he could not resist the urge to take a ride himself despite warnings from athletes who said he lacked “training,” a RIA Novosti correspondent reported. Sledder Alexei Shadeyev piloted the two-man sled which only reached the bottom of the run after a second attempt.
Here's footage of the much less successful first attempt!
Enjoy the gulag, Alexei Shadeyev!