However, isolation failed miserably thanks to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who enthusiastically greeted the heir to the Saudi throne and actually saved him from universal condemnation.
The joy of the meeting between the two leaders, recorded by cameras of meticulous journalists, was widely disseminated by the world media. The next evening she was included in one of the scenes of the American musical-humorous program “Saturday Night Live”.
On Monday, the Kremlin tried to downplay the significance of this greeting when Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that it was due to good relations with the king of Saudi Arabia.
This is a good personal relationship.
- declared Sands.
According to him, Putin often welcomed other world leaders in a similar way if he had a good relationship with them. However, the WP publication, having studied the materials from the G-20, did not find greetings of this kind.
Saturday Night Live (from 03:50):