Vladimir Putin is about to become Russia's most financially successful painter. His painting for the third Tsarskoye Selo Carnival Foundation auction is one of several done by prominent Russian figures. The painting, seen above, was done to the theme of Nikolai Gogol’s Christmas Eve.
This merely proves that if you lack talent to become a major artist on your own, you must become an extremely powerful politician so that people are afraid enough to buy your work, or view it as something of historical value.... Sorry Hitler