In 2001 Mr. G.Bush surprised the world with his memorable description of his Russian counterpart. “I looked the man in the eye,” Mr. Bush said of Putin after their meeting in Slovenia, adding, “I was able to get a sense of his soul.”
In 2008, John McCain told the Republican Jewish Coalition that he saw something else entirely when he met the Russian leader: “I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes and I saw three things — a K and a G and a B.”
Shortly after Obama said that he wants to pay attention to Putin’s actions, not his eyes. Foreign policy should not be set by an opinion of a leader’s eyes.
I believe there was no other president in the history whose eyes have been such a popular topic 🙂
Another take: I once met a professional in the field of Intercultural communication, she looked at me and said “You must be Russian, you have typical Russian eyes”.Then she explained that Russian eyes look very “open” and sincere, reflecting every movement of the inner being. Later I heard the same from several different persons.
I have no idea what the reason is, but the must be something about it, something what makes people take a note on it again and again…