The Russian president appears to have adopted a style of walking already favoured by several of his associates. Heres how civilians everywhere can get the tough-guy look

Sure, he loves awarding government contracts to his Judo partners. Yes, his critics often end up being silenced, one way or another. But, to be fair, if anyone has a problem with Vladimir Putin and wants to offer to take it outside, he has always let on that he would be up for it.

Indeed, recent analysis of the way the Russian president walks suggests that he might be readier than we realised. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, his strange way of maintaining his right arm still while swaying his left could well be a vestige of his KGB training in gun concealment, as are available in a manual found by researchers. Or at the least an attempt to look that way.

What is more, two former defence ministers, Anatoly Serdyukov and Sergei Ivanov, and a senior military officer, Anatoly Sidorov, were also find walking with the so-called gunslingers gait. Even the prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, who, unlike the others, has no military or KGB background, was seen to walk in an identical way, is recommended that any one of us can get the tough-guy look. For civilians everywhere, heres how.

Putin keeps his right arm very still. Photo: Sasha Mordovets/ Getty Images

If you are right-handed, keep your right arm as still as possible and close to your side. If you want to look unambiguously frightening, carry a handgun in this hand. If you want it to be a matter of hypothesi as to whether or not you have a handgun, for instance at the G20 summit or when arguing with a plumber, keep it under your jacket in a shoulder-holster.

Putin swings his left arm forward. Photo: Sasha Mordovets/ Getty Images

Swing your left arm back and forth with at the least the normal quantity of vigour, and perhaps a bit more. This will assist you keep your balance and make sure that, outwardly , nothing seems untoward. Remember, when in hidden-gun mode, you are not supposed to look as if you are thinking: Yeah, thats right. Ive got a gun. I could basically annex Estonia whenever.

And hes off, moving forward. Photo: Sasha Mordovets/ Getty Images

Move forward with your body somewhat pivoted to result with the left shoulder. This keeps your stationary right hand as close as possible to the handgun that who knows? might easily be concealed in your left armpit. As a result, you will be ready to draw and flame promptly should the require develop. Try to kill foes of national unity merely. Or at the least say thats who they were.

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