Olympics today

Feb 19, 2014

In a Twitter photo James Mirtle at Globe and Mail captioned: “Well, this calls for some desperate measures…” we see Putin in some sort of hockey gear. That compelled Thomas Mucha at GlobalPost to ask, “What the puck, Vlad?” while The Economist’s Stanley Pignal called it, “Mighty Ducks: the Putin Years.”

Not even Putin’s dress-up could help the host country though and The Moscow News wrote: “Russia has lost 1:3 to Finland. Russia will not medal. This is our office right now.” Jon Delano all the way at CBS Pittsburgh tweeted: “Thanks to @mattcarlins for this!”

The sadness over their loss seemed widespread for Garrett Quinn points out that Putin and Medvedev are also not pleased with Russia's loss to Finland.

In considerably less fun news, Mashable’s Fran Berkman unfortunately had to tell us that Russian Militia Suppress Pussy Riot Performance With Whips. Jim Roberts there called it an “Incredible photo of #PussyRiot’s Maria Alyokhina being attacked.”

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