Putin and the snow leopard: Russia’s leader pictured stroking a big (tame) cat as the country prepares to host the Sochi Winter Olympics. Daily Mail, February 4, 2014.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin caresses a Persian leopard
cub as he visits the Persian leopard breeding and rehabilitation centre in the
National Park in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on February 4, 2014. (ALEXEI