In a video that seems demonstrate the prowess of the former Chechen rebel and rival that of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ramzan Kadyrov is shown entering a crocodiles pond, sitting on it, grabbing its head briefly, and then letting it go.
The following picture was also uploaded to his Instagram account as evidence of the man vs wild encounter.
What is really very strange, however, is that the video has definitely undergone some serious editing.
There are some artistic camera angles, and the moment of impact is shot from two different angles, neither being that clear.
Surely the leader of a Russian satellite state and friend of Vladimir Putin wouldn’t be dishonest in the employment of propaganda?
You be the judge, check it out below.
Real or not, crocodile trumps topless horseback riding. So I think that makes it your move Vladimir.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.