Putin's Blanket Caper Overshadows APEC News
Vladimir Putin's act of "chivalry" is overshadowing some real news coming out of this week's APEC summit.By Sebastian Martinez | November 11, 2014
One of the many talents of Russian President Vladimir Putin, alongside tiger-sedation and shirtlessness is headline-grabbing, and that was fully on display in Beijing on Monday night.
Putin was seated next to Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife, Peng Liyuan, and — while Xi was distracted talking to President Obama — took the opportunity to drape a blanket around Liyuan's shoulders. (Video via CNN)
The blanket was quickly removed and given to an aide, but the incident was enough to earn censorship in the Chinese media and headlines abroad.