On Wednesday in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down with his counterpart from Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. An unresolved issue stands between the two nations: Russia was once the main buyer of the former Soviet state’s ample natural gas reserves. Last year, however, a pricing dispute killed the business. Berdymukhammedov now hopes to mend the relationship.
"What's With World Leaders Giving Vladimir Putin Puppies as Gifts?" is from the October 12, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.