A small episode recently has shown that Russian President Vladimir Putin feels like he is a know-it-all who can ignore his advisory team. It happened in Beijing during the fireworks show for the APEC summit participants.
The president of Russia, seated next to the first lady of China Peng Liyuan, suddenly stood up with a shawl in his hands and put it on her shoulders. Several moments later she stood up with a smile of politeness and let the shawl slip off her shoulders. An aid immediately helped her with a leathe