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Russian Internet Users Poke Fun at Putin's Latest Photo-op With Memes

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Even President Vladimir Putin needs a vacation from time to time. His recent hiking getaway to Tuva, a region of Siberia, brought forth many photos that featured the world leader in his typical outdoorsy masculinity. This time, however, the shirt stayed on.

As always, the internet delivered with a plethora of Putin memes from the hike. 

Here are some of our favorites. 

Even Russia's most developed streets require Vova's sharp eye for bears on the loose. 

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Looks like the Russian leader may have found a new way to decompress after work! 

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"You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look GOOD."

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They do say that man is the most dangerous game. 

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Sources have still not confirmed whether President Putin prescribes to the hakuna matata philosophy of life. 

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The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout... down came Putin and washed the spider out. 

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"I've got this, guys."

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Coming soon to a theater near you.

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"Can mountains pay taxes?" 

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Putin re-imagined as a character in the "Screaming Cowboy" music video meme.

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