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The Best Russian Protest Signs

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.
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"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.
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"Cold winter ... Botox doesn't help." The slogan is a reference to rumors that Putin uses Botox.

"Sacked"  
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"Sacked"  

"You cannot freeze the truth"
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"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."
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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."

"Screw-tin"
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"Screw-tin"

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"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.
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"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"
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"It's cold, but I don't give a damn"

"Swindler and thief No. 1"
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"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.
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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.”  
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 “Wanted. Sought by the police.”  

"F*** Putin"
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"F*** Putin"

A play on words where changing one letter turns "elections" into "you are thieves"
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A play on words where changing one letter turns "elections" into "you are thieves"

"We're beating you with finesse”  
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"We're beating you with finesse”  

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The sign in the middle reads "Jail Putin"
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The sign in the middle reads "Jail Putin"

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