Pyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3627 posts, RR: 28 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1394 times:
Reminds of some footage I saw from one of his trips to Japan. He was in a Judo dojo where a full class was lined up, fully equiped for action, in front of him. Putin (which is a Judo black belt himself and was wearing a suit and tie) asked a teenage girl who was there to throw him over her shoulder (basically apply him a judo technique). I don't think I can begin to describe the stunned look on the girl's face, filled with terror... I bet she was thinking "boy, if I screw this up those Russian body-guards over there look awfully unfriendly."
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Soyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
I am only surprised that Vova didn't be his usual self and tell it how it is - it was nothing more than a 'baby kissing' PR exercise.
Quoting Pyrex (Reply 4): Putin (which is a Judo black belt himself and was wearing a suit and tie) asked a teenage girl who was there to throw him over her shoulder (basically apply him a judo technique).
He wasn't in suit and tie, but rather judo uniform
ManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 2995 posts, RR: 49 Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
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Quoting Mrmeangenes (Reply 12): We've all been so sensitized to "inappropriate behavior" , we practically have social workers surveilling every bath and diaper change.
That's exactly how it is.
Not everyone jumps up because a boy is kissed ... I don't see why this should raise red flags. Not everyone kissing a kid must be a sexual offender. Political correctness and "inappropriate behaviour" are really getting out of control IMHO.