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Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mocks Obama in Tweet

Tweet depicts Obama with puppy, Putin with cheetah

President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have no problem trading criticism amid escalating Cold War-like tensions.

But while their exchanges have been sober, Putin’s deputy appears to have taken to Twitter with a more light-hearted jab.

A tweet from the account of Dmitry Rogozin, deputy prime minister of Russia, ridiculed Obama by juxtaposing an image of the Russian president with a cheetah and another of his American counterpart holding a puppy.

“We have different values and allies,” the tweet read.


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