I dedicate my life to my country, Russia, and I currently occupy the humble position of President. In a few months, I will be stepping down and handing over "power" to my chosen successor. I am of course a committed democrat. Democracy means giving the people what they want, and who best to decide that but me? The trouble with free elections, as one of my predecessors used to say, is you never know who's going to win. With me, you always know: me.
Sometimes I think it's funny how everyone seems to focus on how I worked for the KGB and forgets to mention I am a trained lawyer. Then again, my enemies do love to offer me compliments such as "he's a nasty ruthless bastard who could kill anyone to get what he wants."
My hobbies include wrestling men down to the ground and pinning them on their backs (I have a black belt in judo), using my presidency to advance the interests of