Kremlin Tweets Hilariously Unenthusiastic International Women's Day 'Congratulations' From Putin

Say it like you mean it, Vlad

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Nobody was expecting President Vladimir Putin, a man big on traditional Russian patriarchy, to weigh in on International Women's Day, but he's full of surprises like that.

The Kremlin tweeted this odd message complete with a miserable shot Vlad saying, "Today is International Women's Day. Congratulations from the President," a message so without embellishment or emotion that it is hard to take seriously.

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The tweet feels particularly hollow given just last month the Russian strongman passed a law that decriminalises many acts of domestic violence and puts women at risk in a country where a woman dies every 40 minutes from domestic abuse.

Nobody is buying your 'soft side' Mr President.

Vladimir Putin with dog