Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have both hired pretty women as their personal photographers, presumably to get their nation’s attention for the upcoming, potentially inconsequential election. This is Putin’s Yana Lapikova. We don’t really know what her portfolio looks like because her site is down. But here she is posing for a lingerie shot that she later said was “a mistake” and her photograph of a cat.

Medvedev’s Katya Shtukina on the other hand has the cred. She’s a former Kremlin photographer with the Izvestia newspaper. Let the people decide!

The two reigning oligarchs have been taking turns being president for awhile. They have yet to announce which one of them is running for office next, but it really doesn’t matter.