news.google.com – MOSCOW (Reuters) – It may have looked in the West like Russian President Vladimir Putin fled this weekend’s G20 summit early with his tail between his legs after being berated over Ukraine. But it was a different story in Russia, where pliant media praised Putin for being courageous enough to “enter the lion’s den”, stand up to his critics and defend national interests, and accepted his excuse that he faced a long trip home.

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