All the President’s Fishermen? Who’s Standing Behind Vladimir Putin!

In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took a trip to Ilmen Lake in Novgorod Oblast, about 500 kilometers northwest of Moscow, where they “accidentally” met and ate soup by the fire with a group of “local fishermen.” The trip, which was clearly staged, was supposed to highlight Putin and Medvedev’s connection to Russia’s “simple people,” and was reported on widely in state media. RuNet users had a good laugh about the idea of Putin and Medvedev stumbling across a group of fishermen in the course of their daily work, but it wasn’t until Orthodox Christmas last week that the fun really got started, Read the story here! 13:17