Obama, Putin Call for ‘Cessation of Violence’ In Syria - ABC News The two presidents met for close to two hours on the margins of the G20 Summit and were visibly cold toward each other during the brief photo-op that followed, as Putin sat scowling alongside a subdued Obama. If you havent seen the video of this photo opp youre missing half the story. I watched it in its duration and the two never even looked at each other. Putin looked extremely pissed just sitting there. Oh and then there's this oldie but goodie...... Putin Calls U.S. "Parasite" on Global Economy - YouTube Our standing in the world has diminished under this president greatly.