Russian official mocks Tony Abbott after threat to 'shirt-front' Vladimir Putin

October 14, 2014 1:13 AM

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A Russian official has mocked Tony Abbott's threat to "shirt-front" Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit, contrasting the President's judo skills with the Australian Prime Minister's passion for riding bicycles.

And the Canberra embassy's second secretary, Alexander Odoevskiy, has also pointed out that it may be difficult for the Mr Abbott to carry out his threat at next month's Brisbane meeting because a formal bilateral meeting has not even been scheduled.

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