Russia's lively protest culture was on display on February 4 as tens of thousands of demonstrators brought signs and slogans to an anti-Kremlin rally in Moscow.
"Don't rock the boat, our rat is sick." The man holding the sign is Dmitry Bykov, a renowned liberal poet.
"Cold winter ... Botox doesn't help." The slogan is a reference to rumors that Putin uses Botox.
"You cannot freeze the truth"
With Putin pictured as Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, the text reads, "I had a bad dream that I lived a long life and he still rules."
"Freedom for galley slaves," a reference to the fact that Putin said he "worked like a galley slave" during his first two terms as president.
"It's cold, but I don't give a damn"
"Swindler and thief No. 1"
Central Election Commission head Vladimir Churov is pictured ripping up the constitution saying, "I tear up for Putin," a reference to the Putin Army -- attractive young women who tear off their clothes for Putin.
“Wanted. Sought by the police.”
A play on words where changing one letter turns "elections" into "you are thieves"