Vladimir Putin beat republican congressman in drunken arm-wrestling match in a ‘millisecond’ with his ‘unbelievable’ muscles
At the time, Mr Putin was just the deputy mayor of St Petersburg but Mr Rohrabacher already knew he must be more important since he had his own bodyguard.
They met with Mr Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Reagan, and other politicians including Scooter Libby.
Mr Rohrabacher, invited the delegation to play a game of American football over the weekend and Mr Putin and a few others agreed.
The teams were mixed with both Russians and Americans so no one country won.
Afterwards the men went to drink at an Irish pub and that’s when things got interesting.
‘We were having a little but too much to drink I guess, but anyway we all started arguing about who won the Cold War,’ Mr Rohrabacher said.
And so we decided to settle it like men do when they’ve had too much to drink in the pub.’
They started setting up arm-wrestling matches and Mr Rohrabacher was matched up against the future president of the Russian Federation.
‘He’s a little guy, but boy I’ll tell ya, he put me down in a millisecond,’ Mr Rohrabacher said of Mr Putin, a former KGB officer. ‘He is tough. His muscles are just unbelievable.’
‘He’s a tough guy and he’s supposed to be a tough guy, and that’s what the Russian people want, but there’s no reason that we shouldn’t try to work with him,’ he said.
PUTIN Will Take on Even Women to show how a short little man has huge muscles. I BEAT YOU WOMAN!