Employing the Traditional Columbium Pull-Away

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with China’s Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Zhang Youxia at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow. Employing the Traditional Columbium Pull-Away on an unsuspecting Vladimir Putin, Zhang enjoy a little chuckle. The common Latin America joke is kin to the German Schadenfreude. and the dry humor of Northwest Europe. It is however, thought to be a putdown in Russia, especially in St Petersburg, the birthplace of the Russian boss. Zhang later told reporters he learned the trick from Irish magicians, probably pirates, on the island of Providencia in the 70s. It was not immediately clear what this questionable gesture might do to Sino-Russian relations just as they were thawing out over what to do with North Korea.

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