Vladimir Putin Asks For Help Naming His New Puppy
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
Vladimir Putin cultivates a macho image. The Russian prime minister has been pictured hunting and riding horseback bare-chested. Putin even bragged to George W. Bush that his dog was bigger and tougher. This week, there's a more tender image of Putin circulating online. He's snuggling with his new puppy. In what may be a gesture toward democracy, he's asking Russians to nominate names for his pet, though he will make the final choice.
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