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Art Theft

Putin shows more the brazen instincts of a thief.

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New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft didn’t really want to discuss the infamous Super Bowl ring appropriation by Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a Q&A with WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell on the Cannes Lions stage, but Sorrell got him to tell the story to the international ad executives who perhaps hadn’t heard it.

“Do we want to go into this?” Kraft asked Sorrell, then explained that he was on a business trip to St. Petersburg in 2005 and showed Putin the ring.

“When we finished, he took it off and put it in his pocket, and three KGB agents surrounded him. It was downtown St. Petersburg,” Kraft said. “We weren’t exactly on home turf.”

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Main image - Bob Kraft , owner of the New England Patriots


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