Russian Pol Snarks At ‘Comrade’ Obama After U.S. Slaps Him With Sanctions

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March 17, 2014 12:12 p.m.

One Russian politician is gloating despite being slapped with U.S. sanctions on Monday.

Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s deputy prime minister, is among the officials whose U.S. assets were frozen because of their support for Crimea’s vote to break away from Ukraine and join with Russia.

Rogozin posted a snarky tweet directed at “comrade” Obama that brushed off the sanctions as ineffective. He asked in English if the President thought about how to punish those Russian politicians who didn’t own property abroad or keep their money in U.S. banks:

Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, who was also hit by sanctions, tweeted a photoshopped image of Obama wearing a Russian colonel’s uniform with an equally snarky caption. According to NBC News’ translation, Akysonov wrote “I wonder if Barack will be promoted to colonel after the successful campaign to return Crimea?”

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