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Putin refuses a kiss from a priest and the video goes viral. 

President Vladimir Putin visited the Valaam Monastery in Karelia, one of Russia’s northern most republics. While greeting the local Orthodox priests, one of them suddenly lunged forward and tried to kiss Putin’s hand, though the President instantly recoiled in apparent disgust. A moment later, Putin turned back and shook his fist at the priest.

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