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Putin Jokes With a Judo Banker: You Don’t Want To Meet Russian Wrestling Legend Alexander Karelin!

December 4, 2019

Ioannou Jason Karim (Barak UK Limited): Thank you very much to VTB and the panelists. Mr President, my name is Jason Joannou; I am a judo black belt and an oil trader. If later visionary… a visionary plan for Africa… What is your weight category? Ultra-heavy weight. We will be meeting with you either at a desk or when we will have tea and congratulate each other on another victory. I look forward to it, sir. I am reminded of sensei Jigoro Kano’s five principles of Kodokan judo, specifically his third principle, in your vision for Africa, which is ‘consider fully, act decisively.’ A number of people have looked at Africa and seen great opportunity, but have not invested in the infrastructure. If you look at Nigeria – two hundred million people with four gigawatt of its solar capacity. It is not just transfer technology that is needed, it is infrastructure. It is education. It is processes, like you said. In terms of your near-term and your medium-term vision, are there any areas of infrastructure or natural resources that you see very opportune to Russia of area of cooperation? And then, my second question is, how can I get training with the great Alexander Karelin? Mr Karelin, as you know, was a free-style wrestler, not a judoka. So, if you want to get a competitive edge over him, you had better not try, because he is still in very good shape. True, I do not know when you stopped training. But we should not meet on a tatami or a wrestling mat. I believe the active phase of our sports activities, at least in the case of wrestling, is in the past. As far as relations with Africa are concerned, I have already commented on this and will hardly be able to add anything of substance. With a population of 200 million, Nigeria is certainly an African giant. This has to do not only with the scale of oil production. Nigeria is a very promising country. We have very good relations with Nigeria. As for infrastructure, you know we also have much to offer. I am referring to pipeline transport, aviation, railway transport, motor roads, power production and electric transmission lines, as well as the internet. You know we have many well-thought-out and specific proposals for our African friends. I hope they will be implemented, including in Nigeria. Personally, for you, I wish all the best both in your professional activities and in your sports career. Thank you very much.

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  • Reply 임의수 November 26, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Putin president and karelin 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Reply Blueberry Hill For You Blue November 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Putin el mejor presidente del mundo

  • Reply Blueberry Hill For You Blue November 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    The best president of the world

  • Reply Anton 777 November 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Виски, кола, королева танцпола

  • Reply Luca Capelli November 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    It's hard to develop a country when you have 2 digits IQ…

  • Reply Michael Petrovich November 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Karelin in his prime could beat anyone on the planet. He was amazing.

  • Reply Blueberry Hill For You Blue November 26, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    so intelligent and so just

  • Reply Ploppy Ploppy November 26, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Now if the globalist neoliberals could leave Russia alone for not confirming to mental slavery through political correctness . Russia is doing business with China and the world . Who gets angry because of this ? Follow NGO's schemes and put them down . UK support .

  • Reply Max Alesund November 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    I am a master of sports in athletics, and in 1997 I had a rest with our group of athletes in Dagomys, not far from Sochi, and the Russian freestyle wrestling team trained there
    I have a photo with Alexander Karaelin. My height is 192 centimeters, but next to him I looked like a small worm. Alexander is a real giant in growth, in sports, and he has a huge heart! He is a very kind and intelligent man! I was almost at all trainings of the Russian national wrestling team.

  • Reply Andre Dominic November 26, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Thank God for giving us another saviour Mr Putin . Take it or you live it he will sent us free

  • Reply Наталия Милованова November 26, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    The mission of sports is to bring people together

  • Reply Tabula Rasa November 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    11 view 64 likes and 12 comms, Kremlin hackers, you'll pay for this metling too !

  • Reply Justin Fossa November 26, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    All the Jew Dough, Jew Jitsu and Crab Mckay in the Universe won't help when you fight someone with nothing to lose that only wants to hurt or kill you.

  • Reply Bohus Knapík November 26, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    MaladecPUTIN 🇸🇰❤️❤️❤️🇷🇺🤝🤝🤝👏👏👏👍👍👍😀😀😀

  • Reply Нубик Рубик November 26, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    "Let's develop Africa… screw Russia." Putin the president of Zibabwe.

  • Reply PA -Mail November 26, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Alexander Karelin is from Novosibirsk. The city my fiance grew up and lives in.

  • Reply CR100026740 November 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I have a new idea. Leave Africa. Make Home great instead.

    Same to the den of vipers synagogue —>Leave Earth(quick), return to your daddy Satan—with The Blessed Virgin’s assistance if necessary. ⚜️

    Move along…

  • Reply Eduardo Castro November 26, 2019 at 4:11 pm


  • Reply Wanderer November 26, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Putin is a transgender bastard criminal

  • Reply In Full Bloom November 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I was dreaming about him last night.

  • Reply Gabriela Simionescu November 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Y love You!!

  • Reply omkr 01 November 26, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Make sure to pay your debts on time! The cost of broken bones is higher than interest!

  • Reply Louis Hundred November 26, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Love Mr. President Putin 👑

  • Reply Boyd Gilbreath November 26, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Putin like trump is running for office all the time. He is currently trying to appear more human. He is running for President of the world, and I think he is winning. Americans will be happy to have him take over after trump.

  • Reply AngloGuardian November 26, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Everybody wants to help Africa….. Africans never want to help themselves… So what is the point?

  • Reply Thor Odinson November 26, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Karelin ** the strongest wrestler of all time!

  • Reply Maddy Amy November 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Sir Putin is a true classy gentleman, Ameen❣💕💕💕💐💐💐🌹🌹🌹🕊🕊🕊❤❤❤❤❤

  • Reply Donna McDonald November 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    China and other country was the first one to see what African has got oil and cheap labor.

  • Reply Not your Business November 26, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    When I read the title, I mistakingly thought it was referring to the bankers ethnicity…😂

  • Reply johnny de beer November 26, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    africa, the beggars bowl

  • Reply Mighty Triballian November 26, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    More like…Jewdo banker.

  • Reply Bosko Stanojevic November 27, 2019 at 12:47 am

    no comments about bodyguard on the right side of the judo banker? ts ts ts where has this world gone to?

  • Reply J D November 27, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Ill meet and defeat

  • Reply Vladimir Sokolov November 27, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Russia win wars in Reality
    While some countries win wars in games and movies😂😂😧😥😤

  • Reply Gabriela Simionescu November 27, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Y love You!!!, Kiss,!!!

  • Reply Moon Watch November 27, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Has anyone asked Vlad a question ever that he didn't have existing knowledge of? He answers all of them in depth, he doesn't seem to avoid any points either. Usually if you ask a politician about anything, you get standardised replies that are generalisations. – that always seek to fit in with some policy / pc thinking, but without even acknowledging that they do so. Vlad actually explains things, and he often says so when and why he won't go into details, ie he will acknowledge when he is being polite and diplomatic – always honest.

  • Reply J Brady November 27, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Nigeria just passed a bill for hate speech punishable by hanging , all the ruling class have been replaced with Muslims that are pushing in from the north , what does Mr Putin think about that

  • Reply Olusola David November 27, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    As a Nigerian, i wouldn't want President Putin to waste his efforts on Nigeria, that country is damned and run by animals.

  • Reply Gabriela Simionescu November 27, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Y love You!! Kiss!!

  • Reply azaan khan qadri November 27, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Russia is 👑 of the world

  • Reply Achilles Vs Maximus November 28, 2019 at 11:39 am

    I disagree with Mr. Putin in my opinion Judo is better than wrestling but of course It depend how good the Judo fighter is so lets say If Judo legend Yasuhiro Yamashita was ever going to fight Aleksander Karelin then Yasuhiro would 100% win.

  • Reply Cacang Hoihoi November 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Präsident hat die Russen einen Gesicht zurück in die Welt gegeben

  • Reply Michael Taylor November 28, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    God save Africa from colinialism

  • Reply 81 forever November 29, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Flogging off Serqueol to you Mr President. What for it already cost two planes. No conscripts in neex of a stroke, heart attack or volunteers. 4.5 veterans say no. Be same in Moscow.

  • Reply Mandy Mindy and Molly November 29, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Wasn’t he the experiment? 🧪

  • Reply Cosmoevents21st November 30, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Karelin is the best Greco-Roman wrestler of all time. He would have also won against the American but Olympic officials deliberately made him wrestle back to back with little rest in order to give the American an advantage. If they wrestled with both of them having the equal amount of rest Karelin would win every time.

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  • Reply kellie everts December 1, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    your the fattest firmest and toughest

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