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Putin Levitates on Lubyanka

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As many know, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin turned 59 today, a day which for the last five years is also the anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya’s assassination. As one would imagine, Putin’s return to the throne has made this birthday has made the pious and humble Russian people more grateful than usual. As if his personality cult needed more inflation, the great leaders birth was even commemorated with the Twitter hashtag #小袩袗小袠袘袨袩校孝袠袧校袟袗协孝袨, “Putin, thank you for that,” a revamp of the old Soviet joke, “袩褉芯褕谢邪 蟹懈屑邪, 薪邪褋褌邪谢芯 谢械褌芯鈥斝⌒啃把佇感毙 锌邪褉褌懈懈 蟹邪 褝褌芯” (Winter has passed, summer has come –Thank the Party for that.)”

But my favorite happy birthday to Putin prank so far is the kimono-clad Putin sitting in Indian-style right where the famous statute of Cheka founder Felix Dzerzhinsky stood on Lubyanka square.聽 According to one Russian blog, the Putin puppet appeared at 5:07 in the evening. Who had to gumption to place the Putin remains unknown.

Experts claim that on the birthday of the colonel (or lieutenant colonel so he’s not to be mistaken as deep sea diver) will be inexorably dragged through the headwaters. Especially since he has turned into a hero in popular comics. Others think that he hasn鈥檛 ever drank, engages in sports and thinks a lot about the Motherland, meditates, and can levitate anywhere. Even on his birthday. After all, he recently did exactly that when he managed to change places with President Medvedev. What a great energetic person.

Putin meditating on the motherland.

Update:

Here’s a video of the prank.