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Vladimir Putin cuddles with leopard at Sochi National Park

- February 4th, 2014
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Just when you thought Vladimir Putin couldn’t get any more intimidating, he goes and chills with a leopard in its cage.

With only three days until the winter games, Putin and his traveling circus took time out of their busy schedules, and went to visit wild animals in confined quarters at the Sochi National Park.

Everything appears to be going well, as the leopard warms up to Putin after they’re introduced by one of the park’s workers.

But then it catches a glimpse of the cameraman, and starts hissing away.

At 1:03, the leopard jumps at the cameraman and appears to bite him, all the while Putin and his gang didn’t really seem bothered by the attack.

This is one of a few outrageous PR stunts by Putin to help him exude his mainly aura to the people of Russia.

Some other classics include:

Judo Knight Putin

Bike gang kingpin Putin

(H/T to Deadspin)

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