Noted oppressor of gay people, Russian President Vladimir Putin deigned to put his hands on a potential corrupter of children's innocence, openly bisexual Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst. Wüst won a gold medal on Sunday, making her the first of the seven openly gay or bisexual Olympians competing at Sochi to do. You can watch the historic embrace above. This is a big moment for human-on-subordinate contact.
In an interview that ran before the video footage was released, Wüst claimed to have "cuddled" Putin.
I got a cuddle from him. He congratulated me and asked if everything was OK in Russia and I congratulated him on [Russian speed skater] Olga Graf, of course, for her third place [in the 3,000 meters]. He was happy to see me, but then he had to leave again. But I cuddled him.
So she has low standards for what she considers "cuddling" and with whom she does it.