Normally such a relaxed and understanding kind of guy, Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have gone and surprised everyone by banning a meme that depicts his face mocked up in drag.
The picture is cited on the Russian justice ministry's list of banned "extremist" materials – a list that features 4,074 entries, with No 4,071 stating that the poster, depicting Putin in full face make-up, implies "the supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation".
While only just banned, the image has been prevalent on social media since 2013, after Russia passed a law banning propagandising to children about "nontraditional sexual relations," causing protests in which LGBT protesters were arrested and beaten.
The Kremlin press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, told the state-run news service Tass that Putin was "quite resilient to these vulgarities." While adding: "Our legislation has, so to say, a certain code defending a citizen's honour and dignity, including those of the president. Individuals need to be guided by these norms, so unfortunately, I can say nothing."
Passing its first internet censorship laws in 2013, Russia isn't exactly known for its liberal approach to the online world, with Putin defending China's censorship laws, saying in a statement released this week: "Callous quasi-freedom on the internet does not exist anywhere any more."
Whatever, here are some pictures of Vlad doing fun things... from the internet.