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Putin seen ‘crying’ during performance of Russia’s national anthem

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared emotional in recent footage showing him witnessing a performance of his country's national anthem while on a visit in Mongolia.


In the footage broadcast on Mongolian TV, the normally stoic Putin is seen standing next to Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, looking down and at one point moving his hand to wipe his eye.


“Putin is [so] manly, he's required to shed a tear every so often to maintain hormonal equilibrium,” said a user of the army enthusaist site militaryphotos.net.


Last year, Russia's longstanding president was seen wiping away a tear during a Kremlin concert dedicated to police officers who died in the line of duty.