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MOSCOW, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was feted by Russian media on Sunday for saving a television crew from an attack by a Siberian tiger in the wilds of the Far East.
Putin, taking a break from lambasting the West over Georgia, apparently saved the crew while on a trip to a national park to see how researchers monitor the tigers in the wild.
Just as Putin was arriving with a group of wildlife specialists to see a trapped Amur tiger, it escaped and ran towards a nearby camera crew, the country's main television station said. Putin quickly shot the beast and sedated it with a tranquilizer gun.
"Vladimir Putin not only managed to see the giant predator up close but also saved our television crew too," a presenter on Rossiya television said at the start of the main evening news.
Originally posted by dragonridr
I think bush could take him.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
It's funny how Russia has a fit and physically tough leader, while our western leaders couldn't punch their way out of a wet paper bag.
Originally posted by pluckynoonez
Cheney did shoot some old guy in the face while "hunting" quail in a fish-in-a-barrel situation...you don't see bravery in that? You must be a liberal.