Sanctioned Russian Officials Tell ‘Comrade Obama’ to Get Bent on Twitter

Russian politicians are not taking the United States’ newly-imposed sanctions lying down.

Actually, they might have been lying down when they tweeted this stuff. After the Obama administration announced sanctions on eleven major Russian and Crimean officials, including several high-ranking Putin officials, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin thumbed his nose at the new restrictions imposed on him:

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Meanwhile, Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, aka “Putin’s Man in Crimea,” tweeted this political cartoon, along with a warning that roughly translates to “We are not afraid”:

Next Aksyonov tweeted out a picture of Obama’s head photoshopped on a military officer’s body, along with a jab that has been translated as “I wonder if Barack will be promoted to colonel after the successful campaign to return Crimea?”

[h/t Talking Points Memo]

[Image via Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti]
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