Ties That Bind Putin and Xi Tested by Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

They visited a hockey rink in Beijing and the panda enclosure at the Moscow Zoo. They shared blinis layered with caviar in Russia and, reciprocally, the popular variant in China, jianbing. They have shared birthday cakes and exchanged toasts with shots of vodka, while demurring that neither would dare go overboard with the stuff.

For more than a decade, Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir V. Putin

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News Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/27/world/asia/putin-xi-jinping-russia-china.html

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