Putin offers a foreign student to pinch him to prove he is real

'Pinch me,' Russian president said to a young man who didn't believe it was Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to a participant of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi to pinch him so he could verify that it is indeed the head of state.

"Just a feeling. I just can't...The Russian president. I don't believe," said the young man from Nigeria late on Oct. 19.

"Pinch me", replied Putin and pinched the student himself.

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