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Thu May 17, 2018, 10:19 AM

Putin made a show of crossing the new Crimea bridge. But he was upstaged by a cat

Source: National Post

President Vladimir Putinís handlers had thought of nearly everything for the christening of a $4 billion bridge linking Russia to Crimea.

Dressed in blue jeans and ditching his tie, Putin jumped into the driverís seat of an orange dump truck Tuesday and drove across the bridge with cameras recording every move.

One camera in the cab of the truck captured his small talk with a construction worker who was along for the ride and broadcast it across state media.

The imagery was deliberate: Putin was sealing his disputed 2014 annexation of Crimea with a project strongly condemned as illegal by the West.

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But there was one hitch: Putin was actually beaten across the bridge.

Not by saboteurs or protesters or a stage-stealing, fate-sealing politician Ė but by the orange-and-white cat that roamed the bridge the day before.

Mostik, the adopted mascot of construction workers in the project, boasted to his nearly 35,000 Instagram followers Monday that he had already traversed the bridge, a full day before Putinís first crossing.

Read more: http://nationalpost.com/news/world/putin-made-a-show-of-crossing-the-new-crimea-bridge-but-he-was-upstaged-by-a-cat



Go Mostik!

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Reply Putin made a show of crossing the new Crimea bridge. But he was upstaged by a cat (Original post)
iscooterliberally Thursday OP
MythosMaster Thursday #1
eggplant Thursday #11
C Moon Thursday #14
Guy Whitey Corngood Thursday #2
unblock Thursday #3
iscooterliberally Thursday #6
LiberalLovinLug Thursday #13
IronLionZion Thursday #4
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Dopers_Greed Thursday #7
irisblue Thursday #8
malthaussen Thursday #9
3Hotdogs Thursday #10
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C Moon Thursday #15
Vinca Thursday #16
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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:21 AM

1. The cat will

meet an untimely mysterious death.

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Response to MythosMaster (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:47 AM

11. Nine, probably.

And falling out a window doesn't count. He can survive that.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #11)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:12 PM

14. :D

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:27 AM

2. Oh shit! Someone give that guy asylum! nt

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:28 AM

3. hmm, a white cat with an orange face. tiny paws. putin's pet. trying to get in on putin's action.

hmm....

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Response to unblock (Reply #3)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:43 AM

6. I think would rather have Mostik as our president.

Heck I would rather just close the executive branch for next few years. No president would be better than what we have now.

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Response to unblock (Reply #3)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:06 PM

13. lol

good one!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:42 AM

4. That cat needs to be a protected refugee and smuggled out of the country

before they make him disappear mysteriously

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:42 AM

5. Clearly a KGOP republican familiar, slinking along with Pooty Poot

after having been released from the KGOP moral cesspool of sAtAn, or whatever (got to bone up on my eNd tiMes repube oCCulTism and stuff).

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:44 AM

7. That cat better watch out for nerve agents

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:56 AM

8. And Cat does not care, one way or the other. Bad Ass Kitty. 😺

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:57 AM

9. Pussy Riot! n/t

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:02 AM

10. I love the little hard hat.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:51 PM

12. Bill the Cat reappears

He ran for POTUS in 2016- it's in Wikipedia

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:22 PM

15. Love that confident strut...and yes, that hard hat in the link is great!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:47 PM

16. Cats rule everything . . . even if you're Putin.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:53 PM

17. That's one cool cat!

K&R

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:53 PM

18. K&R for Mostik!

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