“I just wanted to cuddle him as a kitten”

by Nathan Hamm on 7/6/2006

This definitely says something about Vladimir Putin.

…Putin stunned Russia when he stopped to talk to a little boy during a walk through the Kremlin, asked the child’s name, knelt down and kissed him on the stomach.

“It was not a preplanned meeting… I thought that the boy was very independent and serious but at the same time any child is unprotected and cute… Honest, I just wanted to cuddle him as a kitten. And this wish resulted in a move you are talking about. There was nothing special behind it…” Putin said. He added that he had already forgot the boy’s name.

What the something is that this says, I don’t know, but it’s amusing nevertheless.

Video below.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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