Kremlin's Obama Tweet Puts His Poodle Up Against Putin's Leopard

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 01:05 PM

By Nick Sanchez

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A top member of Russian's Kremlin taunted Obama with a tweet on Thursday, comparing his masculinity to that of President Vladimir Putin.

The Telegraph (UK) called the tweet, issued by deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin, "a strange display of one upmanship" amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, which has prompted the U.S. and international community to impose heavy economic sanctions on Russia's energy, weapons, and finance industries.

Captioned "We have different values and allies," the tweet juxtaposes a picture of Putin holding a leopard, and Obama holding a small white dog.



The photographs, respectively, are believed to have been taken at an animal sanctuary just before the kickoff of the Sochi Winter Olympics last year and at a photo studio in mid-2000s, during Obama's campaign to become an Illinois Senator. The animals are presumably proxies for each man's masculinity.

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The identity of the white dog is unclear, but currently, President Obama and his family have two dogs, Bo and Sunny. They considered getting a Labradoodle, but ultimately decided on the Portuguese water dogs.

The Daily Mail noted that Putin has long kept a tight grip on Russian media, frequently persecuting journalists, musicians, and painters who criticize him. He has also released a number of photos of himself over the years that portray him in almost cartoonishly masculine situations, including him hang gliding with migratory birds, riding topless on horseback, Judo-chopping opponents on the mat, and embracing polar bears.

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