Sometimes it is a nice suprise when you find that a nice idea gets some following. The pronunciation of famous people is one such thing. When you listen how an Italian pronounces the name of the Italian prime minister or how an American pronounces the name of his president, you realise that it is different from how it is pronounced in other languages.
Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин is a suprise for me because it is the first famous person I found on wikipedia with a sound file that I did not ask for.
The funny thing with pronunciations is that the pronunciation of Mr Bush can be heard on the Dutch Wikipedia. The English Wikipedia objects to the soundfile; it has been removed already several times. Some people use Wikipedia to learn languages, it is therefore usefull to learn how a local pronounces famous names.
What I would really like is to have soundfiles of famous people. We have already asked the new pope... One can always hope :)