Leaders gifting live animals uncommon, but not unheard of

FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 file photo, the two young Siberian bears Mischa and Mascha, who, on the occasion of his first visit to Switzerland, have been presented the town of Bern by the then Russian President Medvedev and his wife Svetlana, play in the Baerengraben (Bear Pit) in Bern, Switzerland. (Marcel Bieri/Keystone via AP, File)


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