As cute as a button
This little cutie was actually born outside of his homeland, in Vyatskoye, Russia, which was then part of the Soviet Union. His military-looking attire in this picture of him as a little boy is appropriate seeing as he was born in a military camp while his home country was occupied by the Japanese. Once his homeland gained independence and freedom from occupation, he and his family returned home. In 1945, at the age of four, the Second World War ended, and his homeland gained independence from Japan. But this guy didn’t stay cute.