MUST Watch: Putin Can’t Stop Laughing After Minister Suggests Sending Pork to Muslim Country

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: In former Soviet Russia, how do you make Vladimir Putin lose his cool?

 The answer, apparently, is to calmly suggest sending piles and piles of pork to a Muslim country.

That’s basically what happened during a fairly serious meeting at the Kremlin over the weekend, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachov suggested that the nation start exporting more pig meat to Indonesia.

“They (Germany) send half their pork to export. Look at Germany’s numbers: five and a half million (metric tons) of pork produced a year, of that almost three million is exported to all countries, to China, to Indonesia, to Japan, Korea, and so on,” Tkachov said, according to the Daily Mail, suggesting that Russia do the same.

The ever-astute Putin immediately noticed a problem, and casually mentioned it to his minister: Indonesia is a Muslim country and does not consume pork products.

Realizing the mistake, Tkachov humorously hinted that they might not have a choice once piles of Russian pork arrive. “They will,” he joked, according to the Daily Mail.

The usually no-nonsense Putin — a tough former KGB operative — apparently found the idea of unloading pig meat on Indonesia so hilarious that he had to cover his face to hide his laughter.

Check it out here. The translation differs slightly from the Daily Mail’s.

Tkachov later clarified that he meant to say South Korea, not Indonesia.

All joking aside, Russia is looking to expand its exports is because its agricultural sector is reportedly doing very well. According to Russia Today, China is in talks to import a significant amount of Russia’s grain.

“[Chinese conglomerate] COFCO is among the 500 largest global companies and is ready to import up to two million tons of Russian grain, gradually increasing to five million tons,” RT reported.

A lot has changed since the Cold War when Soviet Russia could barely feed its own people. The United States must continue to compete with Russia by increasing its own exports and beating Putin’s nation in the free market.

Like it or not, Russia has become an economic trading powerhouse that’s making new deals with China and other nations every day… and that’s no laughing matter.

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