Putin ‘at a loss’ after Bethlehem street named for him
2012 06 27

From: AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was “at a bit of a loss” that a street was named after him in Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus.

Putin spoke in Jordan as he wrapped up his Middle East tour, which included a stop in Bethlehem in the West Bank and talks with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas who ordered a street to be named after his guest.

“I would like to live a bit longer,” Putin quipped, referring to a European tradition according to which streets are named after the deceased.


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Mahmoud Abbas (L), the President of Palestinian authority welcomes Vladimir Putin, the President of Russian Federation together with children during Vladimir Putins visit to the West bank city of Bethlehem on June 26, 2012 in in Bethlehem, West Bank.
(June 25, 2012 - Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images Europe)

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