The intense moment was posted on Twitter by CNBC’s Eamon Javers and described by Brett Logiurato of Business Insider as the president giving Putin “a significantly intense death stare upon their meeting at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.”
The handshake everyone was waiting for. Putin greets Obama in St. Petersburg, Russia. pic.twitter.com/rnHrT7UUew
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) September 5, 2013
National Journal’s Matt Vasilogambros was less dramatic in his description of the 15 second meeting between the two leaders, calling it “awkward and friendly”, and surmising that as Obama walked away, Putin thought to himself, “Reset, my ass.”
A good shot of Putin’s expression is here.