Putin Takes A Break From Pissing Off The World To Shake Hands With A Walrus

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Vladimir Putin, Russian President, Visits An Aquarium

  • 09/02/2013 02:19 PM EDT Viral

Over the weekend, the Russian President visited an aquarium where shook hands with a walrus, giggling at the goofy beast. Was the photo-op an attempt to humanize Putin? Maybe. Before this, he’s been in the news mostly for arresting punk bands, signing homophobic laws and siding with a chemical-weapons-using Syrian despot.