After weeks of denying his intent to alter the constitution so as to extend his time in office, President Vladimir Putin has announced that he supports the idea of being able to run for president again – possibly extending his rule to 2036, when he will be 84 years old.
Resetting the presidential term clock to zero, or обнуление, immediately sparked online mirth, even though the word does not officially exist. Few other means of expressing opposition to the rapid adoption of the constitutional amendments are available, especially as authorities further limit public gatherings due to the new coronavirus pandemic while expressing criticism is being likened to anti-Russian treason.
Here are some of our favorite memes being shared on the RuNet.
— Артём Дерягин (@DerArto) March 10, 2020
— Плохой Твитор (@badtwittor) March 10, 2020
— Дарья Беседина (@naive_elf) March 12, 2020
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