Putin Skates On Thin Ice In New Yorker Cover (PHOTO)

The New Yorker put the spotlight on Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi for the cover of its Feb. 3 issue.

Artist Barry Blitt depicted the leader who defended Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law in a chest-baring ice skating outfit, arms stretched in a graceful leap, being judged by a “Jury Of His Peers.”

Putin has said Russia would do its best to keep the games secure as threats of possible terrorist attacks mount. All eyes will be on Sochi when the Olympics begin on Feb. 7.

Image via the New Yorker.


Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.