Considering the fact that Russia used to be considered a superpower on ice just a few decades ago and the country is set to host the Winter Olympics next month, you would think their president would at least be able to properly put a hockey helmet.

Well, if this GIF is any indication, you would be very wrong.

That’s Russian president Vladimir Putin struggling to figure out why the hell his protective lid won’t fit over his head before realizing that it’s backwards and cursing to himself.

Now it’s important to keep in mind that this is a man that has the ability to launch nuclear warheads whenever he so pleases. The world is a weird and scary place sometimes.

[h/t @HarrisonMooney]