Alec Baldwin and the team at Saturday Night Live had great fun the other night with an unscheduled visit to the White House by none other than President Vladimir Putin.
Seems like President-elect Trump is the gift that keeps on giving, and in more ways than one.
Happy Birthday, Mr President (09/10/14)
I was reminded of this the other day when I saw a schmaltzy clip of Russian schoolchildren singing a birthday tribute to President Vladimir Putin on state TV which is yet another sign that Russia is gripped by a fierce cult of the personality.
Because where else in the world would you find a state broadcaster organising such sycophantic message aimed at the country's head of state?
North Korea and Zimbabwe spring to mind.
Happy Birthday, Mr President (11/10/12)
I missed Vladimir Putin's birthday last Sunday.
Yesterday one of the three members of Pussy Riot was released from prison - where she and her colleagues have been locked up since March 2012 - yet to their credit the band members show no sign of backing down or giving up their fight.