It's still a rumor. As yet, there have been no sightings in public of Vladimir Putin and Wendi Deng together. But even the hint of a romance has the world buzzing about the implications of the two becoming an item.
In Vanity Fair, Emily Jane Fox provides a background about the two hustlers. Both came from humble beginnings. Obviously, both knew how to play their respective games.
Putin became head of a nation. Deng married media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, and produced two more children for him.
Among what we are speculating about is: Can Deng tame that shirtless man on a horse?
If Deng relocates to Putinland, she could become the Jackie Kennedy of Russia. It could replace Paris and Vogue headquarters in the World Trade Center as the fashion capital of the world. The heck with oil revenues.
And since Deng knows media, she can position and package Russia as where to visit first. Tourism will boom.