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Russian Embassy just responded to U.S. sanctions with a meme. Really.

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Lima, Peru, in November.
President Barack Obama, left, talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Lima, Peru, in November.
Image: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

After President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia Thursday in retaliation for tampering with the U.S. presidential election, the Russian Embassy in London shot back.

In a tweet Thursday afternoon, the embassy’s UK Twitter account (which is verified as the official account) posted a photo of a duckling with the word “Lame” over it, in a blatant reference to Obama as he nears the end of his “lame duck” period in office after almost eight years as president.

The tweet called Obama’s decision to eject 35 Russian intelligence operatives and impose sanctions on two Russian intelligence services “Cold War deja vu.” The FBI and Department of Homeland Security accused Russia of cyberattacks on a “U.S. political party” during the election in a report Thursday.

The embassy’s tweet also called the Obama administration “hapless.” Sounds like Russia can’t wait for Donald Trump to take office.

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Mashable

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