Econintersect: The year 2014 is rapidly turning Russian President Vladimir Putin into an old man. His appearance has easily aged ten years or more in less than eight months time. Comparing images from a year ago to those more recent, including yesterday, the camera has not been kind to Mr. Putin.
Vladimir Putin, 31 August 2013
Putin speaking yesterday in Minsk, Belarus:
Below is how Putin appeared at the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi 07 February 2014:
Putin speaking at Sochi 28 November 2013:
And then here is video of Putin from exactly one year ago: