|One of Russia's Ambassadors was having dinner with Putin and said that time zones around the world confused him.|
"Why?" Putin asks.
"Ah, Mr. President, I called Angela Merkel to congratulate her on her birthday and she tells me it's tomorrow. I wish the Chinese President a happy New Year, and he says it was yesterday."
"Well, these are just minor inconveniences," Says Putin.
"Do you remember when that Polish plane crashed with their President on board? I called them to express my condolences, but the plane hadn't taken off yet!"