Bernie Sanders and his mittens are lauded in Eastern Europe. Here are the best memes

Bernie Sanders and his mittens are lauded in Eastern Europe. Here are the best memes
Bernie at the Hermitage

21 January 2021

Bernie Sanders might not have asked to become a meme icon a second time, but one viral photograph of him taken at Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January — and looking quite unenthused at witnessing the event — has sealed his fate.

The internet, meanwhile, has fallen in love with his mittens! As might be expected, the memes made in response have been hilarious and unpredictable: Bernie looks unfazed sitting opposite Marina Abramovic as part of her performance The Artist is Present at MoMA museum; nor does he seem too chuffed about joining Vladimir Putin for an icy dip during Epiphany celebrations. Next time you’re at the Hermitage or walk past a shashlik party in your neighbourhood, you might want to check for Bernie slumped on his chair.

One enthusiast has even created a website that lets you place Bernie anywhere in the world, using Google Street View. Just pick your place here and away-he-goes.

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