Putin SLAMMED for wearing $13k Loro Piana jacket while Russians suffer from poverty
Social media ripped Putin apart for wearing such expensive apparel when the country is suffering from poverty
At a time when Russian civilians are suffering severe difficulties induced by sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin wore an Italian Loro Piana jacket while delivering a speech at a large pro-invasion event. The apparel is valued at about 1.5 million Russian roubles, or around $13,181 or £10,200. It is also almost 25 times the average monthly pay in Russia.
The 69-year-old President wore the expensive jacket over a white turtleneck sweater and bulletproof vest. He pledged to fight for all Russians' 'universal ideals' when citizens suffer poverty. The Russian Supremo's choice of attire has already raised eyebrows as many designer stores in Russia have been shut down amid the economic collapse. Social media ripped Putin apart for wearing such expensive apparel when the country is suffering from western sanctions.
A user tweeted, “Sending conscripts to die in a #war of aggression, assembling 100k fans in a Nazi-like gathering, wearing a 12k euros worth jacket (more than annual GDP pro capita of #Russia) while the people start to suffer because of the sanctions he caused.”
Tyrant level: #Putin— Diego Solinas (@solinas_diego) March 19, 2022
Sending conscripts to die in a #war of aggression, assembling 100k fans in a Nazi like gathering, wearing a 12k euros worth jacket (more than annual GDP pro capita of #Russia) while the people start to suffer because of the sanctions he caused. #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/fvOuSiHFeI
Another user wrote, “Putin against the West in €12,700 Loro Piana jacket.”
Putin against the West in €12,700 Loro Piana jacket pic.twitter.com/vg8Cr6w8mA— Mykhailo Golub (@golub) March 18, 2022
A user mocked Putin-Trump’s friendship and wrote, “Will Trump be buying a $13,000 jacket to match Putin at his rallies now.”
Will Trump be buying a $13,000 jacket to match Putin at his rallies now...— Susan (@MsSusanMo) March 19, 2022
Meanwhile, Putin has portrayed the economic sanctions as a chance for Russia to make its own commodities. In his speech, he continued to sell erroneous assertions about why the conflict began as well as a misleading narrative of Russia's battlefield success.
Putin approached the stage in front of a mob waving Russian national flags and banners with the letter 'Z,' which has become a potent emblem of the invasion.
Putin talked of a 'shared destiny' with Crimeans, of 'de-Nazifying' the territory in 2014, and of the 'bravery' of soldiers presently fighting in Ukraine. The crowd sang 'Russia, Russia, Russia' in response to his speech.
Putin further explained that Sevastopol [the capital of Crimea] did the right thing when they set up a barrier against neo-Nazis and radicals, which is already occurring on other territories, speaking in front of banners that read 'For a world without Nazism' and 'For Russia,' with the letter 'Z' in each bolded.
“[The] people of Donbass also disagreed with this, and straight-away they organized military operations against [the Nazis]. They were surrounded and shelled by guns, the Ukrainians sent airstrikes against them. This is called genocide,” he said, recapping his widely exposed explanation for invading Ukraine.
Russians have been forced to deal with a massive financial crisis as a result of Western sanctions implemented in response to the invasion. Annual inflation in Russia has climbed to 12.54 percent as of March 11, which is a major source of concern for those living under Putin's government.