Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) says in a new interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the early 1990s, beat him in a drunken arm-wrestling match to decide who won the Cold War.

And no, that's not hyperbole.

Rohrabacher told KPCC-FM that Putin and two other Russian politicians were in Washington, D.C., and  Rohrabacher invited them to play touch football. They all wound up at a local bar — Kelly's Irish Times — afterward. But rather than summarize it all, we thought it best just to let Rohrabacher tell it:

Vladimir Putin: His many feats of strength

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin skis in the mountain Laura Cross Country and Biathlon Centre near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on January 3, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL/ ALEXEI NIKOLSKYALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images (ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)