Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia in 2019. File photo: AFP Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia in 2019. File photo: AFP
Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia in 2019. File photo: AFP

Brazil’s Bolsonaro beams as Russian leader Putin praises his ‘masculinity’

  • Putin lavished praise on Bolsonaro in address to summit of the BRICS group
  • Episode gave birth to flood of memes online about the ‘bromance’

Topic |   Diplomacy
Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia in 2019. File photo: AFP Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia in 2019. File photo: AFP
Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia in 2019. File photo: AFP
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