Did Putin Just Hit On The Chinese First Lady?

by
Sameera Ehteram
Nothing is beyond this wily old Russian premier, but really?

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the world something to buzz over at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit- he allegedly hit on the Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan.

This may not actually be the case but then its Putin and he has a reputation that makes it easier to believe all the audacious things he does than not.

The Internet, true to its nature-and reputation-went berserk:

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Looking at the incident from a rational perspective; he could easily have been acting chivalrously when he draped a shawl around First Lady Peng Liyuan’s shoulders. But what followed was what prompted the buzz. Though Peng Liyuan kindly accepted the offer with a smile; she was quick to slip off the shawl moments later into the hands of a waiting aide.

So, it was the lady’s snub more than the gentleman’s (yes we have our tongue resting snugly close to our cheek) act of kindness.

Here’s how it all went down:

The State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) were quick to remark upon Putin's chivalrous gesture moments later, saying, "Putin has just placed his coat around Peng Liyuan's body," they were twice as quick to snub any insinuations of the Russian premier hitting on their first lady.

Actually anything is possible as far as the recently single, rather ‘adventurous’ and often controversial Putin is concerned. 

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