Kremlin Mocks Obama In Funny Tweet

Aaron Homer

The international dispute between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine (and other differences) has now gotten personal, with a Kremlin official tweeting a photo of Barack Obama holding a poodle up against Russian president Vladimir Putin petting a leopard, The Daily Mail is reporting.

— Dmitry Rogozin (@DRogozin) July 31, 2014

The identity of the dog Obama is holding is unclear as of this post; the First Family has two dogs, Bo and Sunny, according to, neither of which is a white poodle (they are both Portuguese Water Dogs). The Telegraph (U.K.) reports that the Obama photo dates to his 2002 Senate run. Putin's leopard, on the other hand, is an endangered Persian leopard; Putin was photographed petting the animal shortly before the 2012 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Dmitri Rogozin, the Kremlin official who sent the tweet, has been engaged in a social media campaign in support of Putin and Russia, according to The Telegraph. Earlier, he tweeted a 45-minute Youtube video about the history of a Russian tank.

The tweet, which has been retweeted over a thousand times, according to the Daily Mail, has already generated response, including some parody tweets.

User Rachel Savage (@rachelmsavage) pointed out Russia's apparent short-term memory problems, tweeting this picture of Putin showing love to a puppy:

— Rachel Savage (@rachelmsavage) August 1, 2014

— Erik S (@GoodBrain) August 1, 2014

Image courtesy of: The Telegraph