“My writing looks like chicken scratch,» Russian President Vladimir Putin joked as he attempted to read his own notes during a meeting with Members of the Federal Assembly's Council of Legislators, in St. Petersburg on Friday. Putin took notes in order to comment on deputies' proposals, but had to take a 20-second pause as he attempted to decipher them. “My writing looks like chicken scratch... Еще, so I can’t read it. I’m just in a hurry, a lot of interesting proposals, I’m in a rush. All right,” the president said.