Putin Celebrated His Birthday Exactly How You'd Expect

Happy birthday, Vlad!

10/08/2015 05:09 am ET | Updated Oct 08, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin is living his best birthday life. He celebrated on Wednesday true to form with an art exhibit called "Putin's Universe," more airstrikes on Syria and a game of hockey with some famous athletes. 

Of course, Putin scored 7 goals and his team won 15-0.  

Putin, who turned 63, also received a gift from HuffPost: a collection of 17 very real and definitely not Photoshopped images of him holding cupcakes

See some of the action in the video above, or in the photos below:

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A birthday trophy for Vlad!
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Putin scored a whopping seven goals.
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Putin talks strategy with former NHL player Viacheslav Fetisov.
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Vladimir Putin is the greatest hockey player in Russian history, according to Vladimir Putin.
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Here's a photo from September of Putin with a tiny cat, just because. 
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