Putin Pushes Back Over Super Bowl Ring Theft Claim

Russian President Vladmir Putin accused of stealing ring from New England Patriots owner.
1:28 | 06/16/13

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It was last night here on "world news," we reported on the owner of the new england patriots who said vmir putin stole his super bowl ring. Tonight, putin is firing back. Abc's kirit radia in moscow. Reporter: Vladimir putin is a lot of things. President of russia, animal lover, judo master, thrill seeker. What he's not, the kremlin says, is a thief. Tonight, putin's aides are denying he stole a diamond encrusted super bowl ring from new england patriots owner robert kraft. The two met in 2005. Both sides agree that kraft showed him his super bowl bling, reportedly worth over $25,000. They also agree that putin left with it. Kraft issued a statement at time, saying he gave putin the ring as a gift. A sign oriendship with the russian people. But on thursday, kraft revealed what he said is the real truth. He says he handed putin the ring to look at and remembers the former kgb spy saying, "i could ski kill someone with this ring." Then, according to kraft, the russian president pocketed it. All 4.94 carats. All 124 diamonds. Kraft says he called it a gift only after pressure from the white house. Today, the kremlin is pushing back. An aide to the president told abc news the ring was definitely a gift, calling kraft's claims "weird." It isn't quite the cold war, but somewhere in the kremlin behind me is a super bowl ring. And the only thing that's clear is that it isn't coming back.

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