How is the personal relationship between Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Salman?

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Putin is known for being fairly able to use his personal charm in some political relations, e.g. with Berlusconi which some media described as a "bromance". What is meant by this term in this case is basically (repatedly) heaping praise on each other, defending each others' positions to third parties based on a good amout of shared worldview, and--finally-- a fair amount of informality in a number of joint meetings between the two, sometimes in plain view of the press. (Berlusconi certainly hasn't had these exclusively with Putin--there are some similarly "candid" photo ops of him with Bush for instance, albeit fewer perhaps.)

About three years ago, a particularly warm handshake between Putin and Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud made the news at a G20 summit. (The Washington Post described it as a "bro-shake".) Is this an isolated instance or do/did the two enjoy a particularly warm relationship?

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