Vladimir Putin

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin smiles at a ceremony to launch the... News PhotoBlack Sea,Ceremony,Construction Industry,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Horizontal,Launch Event,Russia,Smiling,South Stream Pipeline,Tourist Resort,Town,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPRussia's President Vladimir Putin smiles at a ceremony to launch the construction of South Stream gas pipeline outside the Black Sea resort town of Anapa, on December 7, 2012. Putin launched yesterday construction of the long-awaited South Stream pipeline that the Kremlin hopes will pump Russia’s gas to Europe while avoiding its unpredictable neighbour Ukraine. AFP PHOTO / POOL /SERGEI KARPUKHIN (Photo credit should read SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)