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The most bizarre bits of Vladimir Putin's surreal, giant press conference

The most bizarre bits of Vladimir Putin's surreal, giant press conference

As we write these words, Vladimir Putin has just wrapped up his annual end of year 'news' conference.

The December event usually lasts around 3-4 hours, which is how long it takes for the Russian premier to talk about how awesomely awesome all his ideas and policies are.

Putin also takes questions from a packed room of both foreign and Russian journalists - this year 1,392 were expected to attend.

But as you might suspect, not all the questions are exactly hard-hitting.

Putin talked about relations with Turkey, Ukraine, Western sanctions, the situation in Syria and the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov earlier this year.

But some of the choicest morsels he threw to the room included:

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