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The Internet Reacts to Putin's Fourth Inauguration, in Memes

Putin was sworn in for the fourth time as Russian president on Monday. No serious state affair would be complete without its share of memes, jokes and fun on the internet. Here are a few of our favorites.

Presidential elections or a chapter from a horror story? A bit of both, according to some.

https://twitter.com/UnicornPigF/status/993419468255703040

He did seem to be walking 500 miles…

https://twitter.com/rorychallandsAJ/status/993454287123566592

Still, can’t blame the fourth-time president for checking himself out on the way.

https://twitter.com/Amie_FR/status/993456554807627776

Putin now has his own Russian-made limo now, but some bets were on a bear.

https://twitter.com/Rudnit/status/993411659292205056

"The inauguration is tomorrow."

https://twitter.com/Lndcalling/status/993074455214731264

Some internet users cited Saturday's mass protests against Putin's inauguration, which were dispersed, in part, by cossacks and riot police.

"Today's inauguration in one picture."

https://twitter.com/Fake_MIDRF/status/993360199116316674

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