Vladimir Putin’s facial expressions range from straight-faced to granite-faced. On the rarest of occasions, say when he’s snuggling a Bulgarian shepherd dog, he may indulge in a hint of a smile. But at this week’s APEC conference, Putin flashed a grin so big and wide, it rendered his face nearly unrecognizable.
The source of his amusement? The APEC tradition of donning clothing from the host country and gathering on stage for a fashion show. This year’s runway included Putin in bright green and Kerry in vivid purple. The colors may have clashed, but for once the U.S. and Russia appear to be getting along grandly.