23/01/2014 15:20 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:59 GMT

Vladimir Putin Meets Mahmoud Abbas And Neither Seem Very Chuffed About It

Beneath those diplomatic smiles... oh no wait, they didn't even bother with those.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas looked like he'd smelt the inside of a rotten intestine when he met Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

Which could explain Putin's lip-vanishing grimace, giving him the appearance of someone desperately trying not to share gas with a room full of dignitaries.


All pure speculation however, it could have been anything.


But Abbas' all-knowing look here and Putin looking sheepishly at the floor reinforces our suspicions.

Yup, Putin let one rip. Almost certainly beyond doubt.