We’ve all been there. You’re
on stage outside, you’ve just secured an impossible victory forgotten to wear a hat, and an icy wind is blowing in your face.
Suddenly you’re blinking away tears.
We’ll never really know what was going on when Russia’s freshly-reinstated president Vladimir Putin appeared to weep during his victory speech on Sunday night. Was it simply a physical reaction to the bitterly cold wind, as his spokesman later claimed? Some well-timed eye-drops? Or a natural emotional response at the end of a long week?