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Let Us Congratulate Vladimir Putin For Victoriously Claiming The One Available Umbrella During World Cup Medal Ceremonies

I can’t quite describe why I find this image so funny, but here it is: Vladimir Putin, grinning in the handshake line at the World Cup medal ceremony, with like the one umbrella anywhere in sight being held over his head dutifully by an attendant, while all around him are drenched in pouring rain:

Depending upon your capacity for deriving joy from the sheer awkwardness of such a spectacle, you will either be relieved or disappointed to learn that eventually several other umbrellas were found, to protect some by-then soaked dignitaries lined up around Putin:


You hear more and more that Putin is a wise and popular leader who knows more about inclement weather than anyone!

Staff Writer, Deadspin

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