Awkward Moment: Putin Assumes Two-Time Stroke Survivor Is Drunk In Press Conference

Monica Sanchez | December 18, 2014
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During the questions portion of a press conference on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently interrupted a reporter because he assumed the man was drunk.

The reporter had asked Putin about the regulations on a specific Russian alcoholic beverage, kvas. Forbe's “Most Powerful Person” responded to the man while chuckling, “You’ve already had yours,” implying that the journalist was a tad under the influence.

The reporter was actually a two-time stroke survivor, whose past “brain attacks” left him with slurred speech.

Oops.

Watch the gaffe above.  (And, yes, it’s in Russian.)

H/T Mashable

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