No, Putin did not travel in a phallic motorcade formation

As much as we wish this Vladimir Putin phallic-shaped motorcade was genuine, it sadly appears to be a fake.

A screengrab (above) has been doing the rounds on Reddit and Twitter for the past few days, in which it appears the Russian president and his bodyguards are travelling in a crude procession through the streets of Moscow.

However, after nothing more than a few minutes of digging the original version of the video, after Russian elections in 2012, shows a similar looking motorcade, but crucially in a much more chaotic formation than the one above.

Skip to around 3:40 to see the motorcade in all its glory.

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