Hey dude! No connection was implied, as the real-life event occurred almost a year after the episode aired. I just thought it was interesting note, as you don't see too many political leaders using crossbows. Maybe he saw the episode and thought the crossbow would be a good addition to his manliness campaign :)
Here's him holding an AK-47 too:
There is just no room for random events that have no bearing on Family Guy here. You have nothing but speculation which is not allowed without good evidence to support the show's influence. --Buckimion (talk) 03:11, February 12, 2013 (UTC)
I believe the ":)" is a fairly clear indicator that I'm not serious that Family Guy influenced a Russian P.R. campaign. Just some fun banter on the talk page.