Both are rather power hungry so they should be two pees in a pod.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday rejected claims he has a poor personal relationship with President Barack Obama, praising his American counterpart as direct and “interesting” to work with.

Putin described Obama as a “concrete, business-like” partner, during an interview with state-run Channel One television ahead of the G20 summit Russia hosts in Saint Petersburg starting Thursday.

“All our talks are very constructive in nature, very substantive and rather frank,” Putin said in an interview released on Wednesday.

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