As the Russian president visits his EU ally Viktor Orban, prime minister of Hungary, we look at other leaders around the world who have embraced the divisive Vladimir Putin
Caracas is a major buyer of Russian weapons and has recognised breakaway pro-Russian territories such as Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Georgia.
Moscow reciprocates by investing billions of dollars in Venezuelan oil projects.
Vladimir Putin once even gave Hugo Chavez a puppy. Continue reading