(EXPRESS UK) – The Russian president is well-known for his black-belt judo skills and strong muscle man image – but these top military generals didn't expect Mr. Putin to break an expensive, deadly, state-of-the-art military jeep.
The move to show off Russian military equipment, which took place at the leader's luxury residence, dramatically backfired in a viral clip.
Military advisors gave Mr Putin a tour of the latest elite military tech when the hilarious incident took place.
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The tour hit a stumbling block when the president failed to open one of the doors on the vehicle, leaving the rest of the group and cameramen red-faced.
Mr. Putin tried to open the military vehicle's front passenger door again and again, only for the handle to eventually come off in his hand.
The embarrassing moment was caught on camera and went viral across Russia.