Vladimir Putin scored some pretty massive international political points today when Syria agreed to put its chemical weapons under international control.

This was of course a proposal from the Russians, desperately trying to seek a solution to a crisis that is becoming more and more intractable.

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Presumably Barack Obama is a little jealous that Putin's idea has been grasped upon when his own preferred option of a military strike is floundering in Congress.

Is this indicative of their relationship? Yes, and here are eight other reasons why Putin is the man...

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  • Putin is a master of hiding the effects of "standing next to pretty lady"...

  • Putin is way better at filling all the space on a Russian doll...

  • Putin can tickle places other world leaders just can't reach...

  • Putin is far better at shrugging off accidentally stepping on a kitten...

  • But Obama does have the finer derriere...

  • Putin is a master of the surreptitious fart...

  • Putin is way better at ignoring people from "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/05/cameron-putin-aide_n_3875435.html" target="_blank">just a small island</a>"...

  • Yup, Obama definitely has the best derriere...

  • This is a tough call... ... and we're not even sure what's going on

  • But seriously...

    Putin is way better at <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/10/russian-lgbt-elena-kostyuchenko_n_3900040.html?utm_hp_ref=uk" target="_blank">persecuting gays</a> than Obama...

  • Putin is an expert at <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/18/alexei-navalny-jailed-protest_n_3618611.html" target="_blank">locking up dissidents... </a>

  • Although Obama is fantastic at treating dissidents from other countries very differently to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/21/bradley-manning-sentenced_n_3790107.html" target="_blank">those who blow the US establishment's whistle...</a>

  • And he still leads the Western world at detaining people who have been cleared for release...