Putin aide makes fun of puppy-holding Obama

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin mocked President Obama on Thursday, tweeting a photo of the Russian and U.S. presidents holding animals of unequal masculine status.

The collage shows Russian President Vladimir Putin holding a snow leopard and Obama holding a three-legged white poodle.

"We have different values and allies," Rogozin tweeted.


The Putin photo was taken at the Sochi National Park last year, when the Russian president visited endangered Persian leopards. The Obama photo was reportedly taken while he was running for the Senate.

Putin has in the past been photographed hugging a polar bear, hang-gliding with migratory birds and riding a horse shirtless.

Rogozin is among the Russian officials who have been hit with U.S. sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.

 

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