For the third time, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been given a puppy as a gift. This one a Central Asian Shepherd from the president of Turkmenistan on Wednesday. Putin, an avid dog lover, turned 65 over the weekend. He cuddled "Verny," which is Russian for “loyal,” and kissed him on the head during a meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Putin previously received a Bulgarian shepherd named Buffy from Bulgaria’s premier and an Akita named Yume from a Japanese official. (Video via Reuters) #putin #dogsofinstagram #??