Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All Russia invited to help name Putin's new puppy

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hugs a Bulgarian shepherd dog, after receiving it as a present from Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boiko Borisov.

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has invited Russians to help him come up with a name for his new puppy, which he received as a gift from his Bulgarian counterpart over the weekend.

"Anyone who wishes to can send their suggestion of a male name for the prime minister's new dog to his site," a government statement said on its official website .

After Moscow and Sofia signed a series of accords to boost the South Stream gas pipeline, Putin was all smiles when Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov presented the Karakachan dog to the 58-year-old leader.

Putin, who has a black belt in judo and has cultivated a macho image, snuggled the fluffy, floppy-eared puppy of three months before gently planting a kiss on his snout.


belinda said...

I didn't see that much affection from Putin when he was interviewed with his wife.:O

belinda said...

The new name???


Dymphna said...

Darn, that little guy is cute. Bulgarian Shepherd grow up to look like a cross between a St. Bernard and a German Shepherd.