One of this week’s international covers features Vladimir Putin, who we’ve dubbed “Russia’s Incredible Shrinking Prime Minister,” a reference to Putin’s loosening grip on power – and an explanation of what that means for the rest of the world. (It will be available to TIME readers in the South Pacific, Asia and most of continental Europe.)
But the image’s meaning is twofold. More than commentary, it’s also an homage to a duo of past TIME covers featuring President Bill Clinton. He was named ”The Incredible Shrinking President” in 1993 and “The Incredible Shrinking Ex-President” in 2001.