Greeting a walrus... Things Vladimir Putin does
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his visit to the country's fast east region not just met the flood-hit victims, but also shook hand with walruses.
Putin befriended the giant sea creature when he visited an aquarium on Russky Island near Vladivostok and also fed a pair of dolphins.
The Russian president is no stranger to bizarre photocalls as he is previously been photographed going horse-riding with his shirt off, sedating Siberian tigers and polar bears, and guiding cranes to new migration routes in a microlight
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Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with a walrus during his visit to the Primorsky Aquarium, which is under construction, on the Russky Island in the far eastern city of Vladivostok
Photographs: Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters