Russian fans boo Vladimir Putin following 'Fedor vs Monson' on Nov. 20 in Moscow (Video)

From Russia without love.

Prime Minister Vladimir Bootin Putin went from cold war to cold shoulder when he tried to show his support for Fedor Emelianenko on Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011) following "The Last Emperor's" unanimous decision win over Jeff Monson in Moscow.

From MMA Fighting:

The booing of Putin has become a major story in outlets like the New York Times and the BBC. The Associated Press called the reception for Putin "an unprecedented rebuke." However, not everyone agreed that Putin's presence is what led the 22,000 fans in the arena to boo: M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan wrote on Twitter that fans were booing a Russian singer. One report said the fans were booing Monson. Another report claimed -- seriously -- that the fans were booing because there weren't enough toilets in the arena.

Since everything I know about Russia I learned from Yakov Smirnoff and repeated viewings of Red Heat, I'll have to take it on faith that this is a big deal. Especially since 'round these parts our fighters openly challenge the President to fisticuffs whenever they disagree with government policy.

For more on M-1 Global: "Fedor vs. Monson" click here and here.

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