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Europe Would Obama save Putin from drowning? Putin says yes.

Putin fielded this question at his annual telethon, along with other more serious queries about the crisis in Ukraine and – asked by Edward Snowden – Russia's domestic spying.

By Correspondent / April 17, 2014

Alexei Nikolsky/Presidential Press Service/RIA Novosti/AP

Though it seldom breaks fresh news, President Vladimir Putin's annual telethon is always a useful reality check on the man, his state of mind, and his intentions.