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Is Russian President Vladimir Putin hitting on China’s First Lady? Well, not really! However, a video has gone viral which shows Vladimir Putin offering a shawl to Peng Liyuan, wife of current China’s President Xi Jinping at Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) session in Beijing. On one hand, the Chinese media have censored the visual, the rest of the world has gone abuzz with Putin’s chauvinistic move. Also Read - India Deploys MARCOS In Eastern Ladakh, Naval Commandos To Get New Boats Soon
Also present at the event was United States of America (USA) President Barack Obama, who was seen in an animated conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, few metres away from the incident happened. On a chilly night, at the time when fireworks were on, Vladimir Putin made the first move of offering a shawl to Peng Liyuan. Flattered by the gentleman’s gesture, the First Lady gleefully accepted the shawl. Also Read - US Imposes Sanctions on Russian and Chinese Companies For Supporting Iranian Missile Programme
Moments after China’s First Lady accepted Putin’s gesture; she took off the shawl and sat comfortable. Vladimir Putin seemed happy with Peng Liyuan’s acceptance and the duo shared a brief smile. Xi Jinping looked on as the events transpired and continued his conversation with Barack Obama.
Will the show of chivalry by Russian President Vladimir Putin towards Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan head to warmer relations between China and Russia? It doesn’t really matter!
Watch the video of Russia President Vladimir Putin offering shawl to China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan below: