For his birthday Russian President Vladimir Putin has been gifted a whole exhibition comparing him to the Greek mythical hero Hercules. No joke — it’s called “The 12 Labors of Putin.”

The exhibit was held on Monday, and here is its organiser.  a young, bearded man named Mikhail Antonov,

 

He said that members of the Facebook group often submitted artwork depicting the president, and they decided to do a thematic show for the leader’s birthday. Here are the 12 feats of Putin…

1. Fight against terrorism (Nemean Lion)

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2. Response to sanctions (Lernaean hydra)

The U.S.’s severed head lies by his feet as he battles the remaining heads: Japan, the EU, and Canada. Japan is breathing a flame reading “sanctions” onto Putin.

 

 

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3. The Sochi Olympics (Ceryneian Hind)

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4. Liquidation of the oligarchs (Erymanthian Boar)

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5. Fight against corruption (Augean stables)

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6. Stopping air strikes on Syria (Stymphalian Birds)

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7. Annexing Crimea (Cretan Bull)

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8. Contract for French Mistral warships (Mares of Diomedes)

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9. South Stream gas pipeline (Belt of Hippolyta)

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10. Gas Contract with China (Cattle of Geryon)

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11. Support for the Minsk agreement for a cease-fire in Ukraine (Apples of the Hesperides)

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12. Conflict with the U.S. (Cerberus)

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We feel that their may be one or two people out there who find this all a tad fantastical considering what has been happening in Ukraine and gay rights. Tell us your thoughts.

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