Russian President Putin Gets New Dog - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

    Russian President Putin Gets New Dog

    Russian president Vladimir Putin, a dog lover, received a top breed puppy as a belated birthday gift from Turkmenistan's president. Putin, who marked his 65th birthday on October 7th, took the puppy, called Verny which means "faithful" in Russian, and kissed it on its forehead. Other foreign leaders including those of Japan and Bulgaria have also given Putin puppies of rare breeds as gifts. (Published Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017) Russian president Vladimir Putin, a dog lover, received a top breed puppy as a belated birthday gift from Turkmenistan's president. See More