08/06/2012 06:22 pm ET Updated Aug 07, 2012

Vladimir Putin Rebuffs Hand Kiss From Priest (VIDEO)

Vladimir Putin thinks Vladimir Putin is the bad-boy of Russia. And such a standing does not allow for hand-kissing.

On Monday, The Guardian published footage of Putin's visit to a 14th century monastery. In the video, the president makes his way down a line of officials, shaking hands and greeting the gentlemen.

When Putin meets a Russian Orthodox priest, however, things go awry.

Watch in the video above to see his amazing reaction. Click here to see the original story from The Guardian.

He may be exerting increasingly authoritarian control over Russia, but Putin's got a soft side. If not for his people, then at least for dogs. Proof below:

Putin With Puppies