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23 Cats That Just Can't Even Deal With Vladimir Putin Today

I mean, Vlad, really, can you just not? With special thanks to Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show.

Posted on April 1, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. ET

1. "[T]he demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century" — Vladimir Putin, 2005

2. "[Sometimes I think] our bear should probably just sit quietly and just eat honey instead of hunting animals, maybe then they will leave the bear in peace, but, no, they will not." — Vladimir Putin, 2014

3. "Not all G8 members take the view that chemical weapons were in fact used by the Syrian Army. Some actually agree with us that there is no proof." — Vladimir Putin, 2013

4. “There is no such thing as a former KGB man.” — Vladimir Putin, 2005

5. "The democratic choice Russian people made in the early 90s is final." — Vladimir Putin, 2004

6. "The biggest nationalist in Russia: that’s me." — Vladimir Putin, 2014

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7. "People are always teaching us democracy but the people who teach us democracy don't want to learn it themselves." — Vladimir Putin, 2007

8. "You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place." — Vladimir Putin, 2003

9. "He raped 10 women. I never expected it from him. He surprised all of us. We all envy him." — Vladimir Putin, 2006

10. “I’m not really saddened that [Pussy Riot] ended up in jail, though there is nothing good in that. What saddens me is that they took things to such a level, here, from my point of view, that they degraded the dignity of women." — Vladimir Putin, 2013

11. “Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia. I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers" — Vladimir Putin, 2014

12. "We have created stability, which is a necessary condition for development. But I can’t call this system authoritarian." — Vladimir Putin, 2012

13. "I can’t believe that OMON [Russia’s riot police] would hit a girl. I simply can’t imagine it." — Vladimir Putin, 2014

14. “Berlusconi faces trial for bedding women. If he was gay, no one would ever lay a finger on him." — Vladimir Putin, 2013

15. "People in Russia say that those who do not regret the collapse of the Soviet Union have no heart, and those that do regret it have no brain." — Vladimir Putin, 2005

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16. “We in Russia have always considered Russians and Ukrainians to be one people. I still think so.” — Vladimir Putin, 2015

17. "[N]ot everyone in the West has understood that the Soviet Union has disappeared from the political map of the world and that a new country has emerged with new humanist and ideological principles at the foundation of its existence" — Vladimir Putin, 2006

18. "In any case, I'd rather not deal with such questions, because anyway it's like shearing a pig – lots of screams but little wool." — Vladimir Putin, 2013

19. “Europeans are dying out. Don't you understand that? And same-sex marriages don't produce children. Do you want to survive by drawing migrants? But society cannot adapt so many migrants." — Vladimir Putin, 2013

20. "[T]here is no organization or any sort of repression against people who don’t agree with our actions, for example in Ukraine, Crimea, or any other external issue, no one from official government organs do this" — Vladimir Putin, 2014

21. "Some are addicted to cigarettes, some, God forbid, to drugs, and some become addicted to money. They say that the worst addiction is to power. I have never felt that. I have never been addicted to anything" — Vladimir Putin, 2008

22. "Not everyone likes the stable, gradual rise of our country. There are some who are using the democratic ideology to interfere in our internal affairs." — Vladimir Putin, 2007

23. "Russia does not want confrontation of any kind." — Vladimir Putin, 2006

HT Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show for the post idea

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