Scene: The room is dimly lit by a few heavily-shaded lamps and a raging fire glowing red in an immense stone hearth topped by an elaborate chimney stack. Three comfy leather chairs form a semi-circle, facing the flames that periodically crackle and sizzle — foreshadowing the possibly volatile discussion to follow.

Vladimir Putin, sporting a heavily woven, musculature-exposing sweater, is the host. On one side of him sits Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei, who balks at wearing the modern “labbadeh” preferred by the more stylish religious men of Iran. He instead opts for the simple Kabaa, which, judging from the wad bulging from underneath the robe, hides Russian winter attire. Kim Jung Un, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea occupies the third chair looking every bit the round-faced youngster in what could be mistaken for black pajamas. The pajamas don’t have attached feet. He is instead wearing the Nikes given to him by Dennis Rodman.

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