posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 03:04 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin pocketed and walked off with the Super Bowl diamond ring owned by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. It's not
at all clear whether the ring was meant as a gift to the Russian President. Kraft, who was visiting St. Petersburg, Russia on a business trip when the
incident happened, has not yet commented.
BOSTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin walked off with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s diamond-encrusted 2005 Super Bowl ring, but was
it a generous gift or a very expensive international misunderstanding?
Following a meeting of American business executives and Putin at Konstantinovsky Palace near St. Petersburg on Saturday, Kraft showed the ring to
Putin — who tried it on, put it in his pocket and left, said Russian news reports.
It isn’t clear yet if Kraft, whose business interests also include paper and packaging companies and venture capital investments, intended that
Putin keep the ring.
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Wow, this is a bizarre story! I guess you should keep your rings on your finger, especially in Russia. I really wonder what Kraft will say...if he
has business interests in Russia, he probably won't be able to come out and say the Russian President stole his ring.