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Russian Social Media Explodes With Memes After Zelenskiy's Win in Ukraine

Zelenskiy and Poroshenko face off in a rap battle. Vkontakte

Russian Twitter users had plenty of memes at the ready for Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday.

Ukraine's election of comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy only heightened the stakes for meme-makers across Russia — as only the funniest memes would do.

Here are some of our favorites:

Can a Russian comic become a president? Putin doesn't think so.

https://twitter.com/d_steshin/status/1120215430080208897

Russia was closely following the debates in Ukraine — even cats were watching.

https://twitter.com/my_eternallove/status/1119292823088578562

"It is hard to look at lips you cannot kiss."

https://twitter.com/waynetodddc/status/1119274963134046208

Not everyone could stay calm under pressure.

https://twitter.com/mooore___hugs/status/1119288459368255489

What's the difference between a presidential debate and a rap battle?

"Jon Snow before a battle with the Night King."

https://twitter.com/mylifeisgonzo/status/1120152021099864064

"I was just joking and they elected me."

https://twitter.com/fDeLKtoY2NlWUR/status/1120281084149813249

Putin is ready to watch the show. Are you?

https://twitter.com/SERG__ROTENBERG/status/1120279000834826240

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