Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted leaders of other former Soviet states in St Petersburg on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted leaders of other former Soviet states in St Petersburg on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Vladimir Putin’s gifts to allies spark Lord of the Rings jokes

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin gifted gold rings to leaders of other former Soviet states in St Petersburg this week
  • Commentators drew comparisons to the primary villain of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’, who gave rings to nine kings to bend them to his will

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted leaders of other former Soviet states in St Petersburg on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted leaders of other former Soviet states in St Petersburg on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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