Putin thinks Obama would save him if he were drowning

Putin will probably not have to put this to the test as he is known as a an avid outdoorsman who often swims in Russia's freezing waters.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM

MOSCOW, April 18 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a television interview he thinks U.S. President Barack Obama would save him if he were drowning.

During a four-hour Q&A with Russia's RT television network, Putin was asked whether he thought Obama would save him from drowning.

"Besides intergovernmental relationships, there are personal relationships," Putin said. "I am not saying we have some special relationships with the president of the U.S. but I think he is a decent and quite courageous person. I think he would do it."

That is about the kindest thing he had to say about the U.S. president. The rest of the interview touched on issues straining their relationship including the annexation of Crimea, military presence in eastern Ukraine, Edward Snowden's asylum and the use of mass surveillance.

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