Russian Vogue has just released its first issue, January 2011, under the new direction of Editor in Chief, Viktoria Davydova, and already it is stirring up controversy. Not only is the cover girl, Alina Kabaeva, not a model a gold medal winning rhythmic gymnast, and wearing a gold Balmain dress that has already seen many magazine covers, but Alina is also the reputed mistress of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Needless to say, (previous) fans have taken to online line forums en masse and are not impressed, including a post that read "R.I.P. Russia Vogue". Oh, snap!