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‘It would be super cool to meet Putin’
In August 2017, the switch van Shane Perkins was completed thanks to a presidential decree from Putin.
|Putin was recently re-elected by a landslide, with some European observers saying there was a lack of genuine choice in the poll. The poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain has also sparked growing western tensions with Moscow.
But Perkins sees another side to the story, and would welcome a meeting with the president.
“All the stuff in the media about Putin being re-elected, it makes my blood boil a bit, so you could say I’m a passionate Russian as well,” he said.
“I’m obviously grateful that he was supportive of me coming on board. One day it would be super cool to meet him and thank him in person, and shake his hand. It’d be awesome.”