Russia’s Vladimir Putin has just stepped out of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE), limiting the maximal amount of conventional weaponry that is allowed by both sides. This is his reaction to the US Anti-Ballistic Missile system (ABM) sheild as well as his petulance at NATO not ratifying some changes to the CFE.

In a near-silmoutaneous way to gaurantee friendship with the west, he’s also claimed the North Pole, with all attendant exploitation rights. This because he has a team of scientists who say the the Motherland is connected to the pole by an underwater ridge.