Not content with recently being named the most powerful person alive by Time Magazine, Vladimir Putin continued his world conquest this week by joining the ranks of the most elite of martial artists.
A Dan measures proficiency in a martial art, ranking from one to 10. The Grand Master title puts Putin into rare air, surpassing
In fact, the Russian president is a black belt in judo, having practiced the martial art since the age of 11 and later earning
"Kids, remain calm, it's a great honour to take pictures with the president of Russia," the announcer said. Putin, who began
Watch: Via CBS: Watch CBS Videos Online Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has released a DVD in which he is featured
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a champion judoka, could soon be flooring France's Nicolas Sarkozy with some of his