Doggy Diplomacy: Putin Gets Cute Puppy for His 65th Birthday

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Vladimir Putin Gets Puppy for His Birthday ... Pray for the Puppy!!!. Vladimir Putin has a new bff -- a super adorable puppy, which he'll probably turn into a vicious killer in no time flat.  The Russian Prez got the lil' pooch as a belated birthday gift Wednesday from the president of Turkmenistan -- and…