Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has agreed to pull his troops completely out of Georgia under increased pressure from the West.
In a televised announcement, he admitted that the whole thing had been a stunt to highlight his new martial arts DVD: Putin Puts Out.
"One of the scenes in the DVD sees me take on the entire Georgian army without weapons," Putin said, "And I needed a backdrop of lots of troops and tanks backing me up. Now that filming is complete, the tanks can go home. There has to be some perks to being in charge of the largest standing army in the world!"
The massed movement of tanks had caused consternation across Western governments, especially in the USA. The huge number of military satellites had cast a shadow fifteen miles across in the Georgian countryside as the Pentagon kept a close electronic eye on the Russian troop movements.
"We have requested some of the footage taken by the CIA spy satellites," Putin added, "It will be good for the bonus features on the DVD."
The new DVD is the follow up to Putin's previous effort: Rumble in Chechnya, where guerillas attempt to hit Putin with sticks whilst under fire from thirty thousand troops.
With pre-sales of the Russian President's DVD Sales already making it the most popular Christmas gift, George W. Bush is now considering offers from the Fox Network to make his own stocking filler with a working title of Going out with a Bang. He is said to be very excited at the prospect and told a close aide that he'd always wanted to see himself on television.