Putin explained why he kissed the boy Nikita on the stomach
translation of the article by the Korrespondent.net on July 6 2006 :
During the online conference, Russian President was asked about the reasons that prompted Vladimir Putin to kiss a boy of 5 years , Nikita Konkin on the belly.
This question was asked in spite of warnings about some questions over Putin that could not be asked in flash mobs that artificially overestimate the popularity of certain subjects.
Putin said he just wanted to caress the boy , that he looked like a little kitten . According to him, "it was a chance encounter". The boy for Putin seemed "so independent". Russian President compared Nikita to a "little kitten" and said that "he just wanted to pet him".
video on this 'encounter': "Putin give a kiss to the boy Nikita on the stomach"