Russian President Vladiamir Putin isn’t a stranger to controversy or shy of the camera. One might say he is the perfect source for may-may making. That’s of course if one wasn’t Russian. If you didn’t already know, way back in April of 2015, memes were banned in a Russian court. This all came about when Russian artist Valery Sjutkin was successful in suing a website called Lurkmore, after they created and hosted a meme of Valery with the words “hits women in the face” which happens to oddly be a quote from one of his songs. As a result Russian internet regulators called the Roskomnadzor have tightened internet laws, and deemed it unacceptable to post “disparaging” images that could effect someone’s business or dignity.
So of course the internet responded to censorship as it always does with a barrage of the dankes memes. My personal favorite memes are on the last page tell us your favorites in the comments. Without further delay we present the best of Vladimir Putin memes from around the internet, let the memes begin!