Koala to Putin: Vladimir, don’t mind Tony, his communication skills are zero and vocabulary is a bit limited. He meant ‘the cuddly koala group hug,’ but it came out as ‘shirtfront.’
(Shirtfronting: rough tackling to the ground of an opponent in Australian slang – move considered illegal in Australian football. Australian PM Tony Abbott infamously repeatedly announced he would shirtfront Putin. Honestly, Putin’s nerves are made of steel and his patience is infinite after a comment like that. Link to reference)
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tony Abbott with cute and cuddly koalas at G20 in Brisbane, Australia
Koala to Putin: Vladimir, now I see what all those dogs and others animals have been raving about!
This kind of tackling is welcome, as long as none of these dogs is called Tony 😉
Putin and the gorgeous Caucasus snow leopard, one of the mascots of the Sochi Olympics
Forgot to add this picture! Putin swimming with the dolphins: