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Where’s Putin? The best of the memes

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A missing notice mocked up to show President Putin by one Twitter user

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks and the internet has responded to his vanishing act in the only way it knows how: memes.

Inevitably, some wondered whether he had escaped the public eye on the back of a weasel riding a woodpecker.

President Putin on the back of the famous #WeaselPecker

There was some speculation about whether the tough Russian leader had developed an illness or health problem.

Tweet by Robert Scott

Tweet by Bangkok Dave

As the days went by, rumours of his death also began circulating online.

President Putin, in a pose that one Twitter user thought looked a little like a casket shot

But some thought the busy world leader might have just packed his bags and gone for some rest and recuperation in sunnier climes.

One Twitter user's answer to the question: Where the hell is Putin?

Whatever the real reason, he is expected to reappear on Monday when he is due to meet his Kyrgyz counterpart, Almazbek Atambayev, in his home city, St Petersburg.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives thumbs up in Moscow, Russia - 23 December 2014

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