Congressman says Vladimir Putin beat him in drunken arm-wrestle - Tucson News Now

Congressman says Vladimir Putin beat him in drunken arm-wrestle

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TODAY'S MOST...Interesting Fact About Vladimir Putin: A congressman from California says he drunkenly arm wrestled Vladimir Putin back in the 1990's, and Putin won. Republican Dana Rohrabacher says Putin was with a group of Russian lawmakers visiting Washington. Putin was a deputy mayor at the time. Some U.S. lawmakers ended up at a bar with the Russian delegation, and after a few drinks they decided to arm wrestle to "settle" who had won the Cold War. In a radio interview today, Rohrabacher said Putin "put me down in a millisecond. He is tough."

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