Bird Poops On Putin

August 4, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

Last Friday, a bird took a well-timed shit on Vladimir Putin, while he was giving a speech at the unveiling of a monument commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. The poop landed on the Russian President’s tailored suit shoulder, as he said, “Humankind should grasp one truth: violence generates violence.” Watch the video above.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the poop was digitally inserted. Aw…

Putin continued:

This tragedy reminds us what happens when aggression, selfishness and the unbridled ambitions of national leaders and political establishments push common sense aside, so that instead of preserving the world’s most prosperous continent, Europe, they lead it towards danger. It is worth remembering this today.

World history gives us so many examples of what a terrible price we pay for refusing to listen to each other, or for trampling on others’ rights and freedoms and lawful interests in the name of our own interests and ambitions. It would be good if we could learn to open our eyes and to calculate at least a step ahead.

Good advice.

Last week, President Obama criticized “Russia’s unwillingness to recognize that Ukraine can chart its own path.” Fighting and civilian deaths continue in the Ukrainian conflict.  (Image: Vox)