Puppy for Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin is an animal lover, also known as avid dog lover. The leader no turned 65.
Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Wednesday presented Putin with the puppy as a birthday gift.
Putin cuddled Verny, which is Russian for "loyal," and kissed the pup on the head during a meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Putin previously received a Bulgarian shepherd named Buffy from Bulgaria's premier in 2010 and an Akita named Yume from a Japanese official in 2012.
Konnie, a black Labrador of Putin's who was famous for terrifying German Chancellor Angela Merkel, died a few years ago. Putin received Konnie as a gift from a Russian official in 1999.
The Russian leader also has been given horses and even a tiger.