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Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin Lock Lips In Lithuanian Mural


By Kayla Meyertons

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Americans are aware that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin are some preeetty cuckoo-for-CoCo-Puffs politicians, given Trump’s outlandish campaign and Putin’s questionable hold on Ukraine.

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It appears, however, that other developed countries have picked up on this trend as well. This May, a street mural appeared outside a barbecue restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania depicting Trump kissing his Russian frenemy.

A couple kisses in front of graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

A couple kisses in front of graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)



Artist Mindaugas Bonanu created the mural on Friday, May 13, at the barbecue restaurant Keule Ruke, according to the Associated Press.

“We see many similarities between these two ‘heroes’ (Putin and Trump). They both have huge egos, and it’s amusing to see they are getting along well,” the restaurant’s co-owner, Dominykas Čečkauskas told Agence France-Presse in an interview. “It seems we have a new Cold War, and America may have a president who seeks friendship with Russia.”

The mural can also be seen on the restaurant’s Instagram page, where they shared a photo of the mural with the caption, “MAKE EVERYTHING GREAT AGAIN,” spinning off Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Bonanu also included the phrase on the wall beside the art.

By looking at the mural, we can’t help but notice the mural’s uncanny resemblance to the famous 1979 photo of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker embracing with a kiss. This image was later painted on part of the Berlin Wall.

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Neither Trump nor Putin commented on Bonanu’s bold mural, but the two have seemed friendly (a little too friendly?) throughout Trump’s campaign, and Trump said he would “get along fine” with Putin if he became president.

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