Tuesday 17 October 2017

Vladimir Putin was given a puppy as a birthday gift and it was all totally normal

The Russian leader gave the little pup a kiss on the head after it was handed to him.

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Russia Turkmenistan

By Edd Dracott

The Russian president has been given a puppy by the leader of Turkmenistan as a birthday gift.

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov presented Putin, who has just turned 65, with the little pooch at a meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Perhaps surprisingly, this was an exchange with which the Russian leader is accustomed.

Putin previously received an Akita named Yume from a Japanese official and a Bulgarian shepherd named Buffy from Bulgaria’s leader in 2010.

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So, Berdymukhamedov’s handing over of the little dog was perfectly normal.

Right?

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Putin is an avid dog lover, and kissed the pup on the head during the meeting – which is totally normal and understandable too.

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The little pup is a rare breed too – am alabai, a Turkmen shepherd dog.

And just look how cute it was when Putin put it down on the floor.

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Oh, and before you go thinking any of this is really out of the ordinary, the Russian leader has also been given horses and even a tiger.

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