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    And President Putin.

    Pluto, the dwarf planet, is really small: Russia, the largest country in the world, has a larger surface area. And President Putin.

    I've just read the sentence above on quora.com. Could you explain what is implied by "And President Putin"?

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    Re: And President Putin.

    I guess it means that Russia also has President Putin. But why that is relevant here, I don't know.

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    Re: And President Putin.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    I have read the link.

    "Sabrina" says that she knows 9 interesting facts.

    After each fact, she gives us a comment that she thinks is cute.

    For example: Imagine how much rice we could cultivate. / Wiiii, they are so cute! / Some humans don't have even one [heart].

    Therefore, in my opinion, "Sabrina" is trying to be humorous. I interpret her interesting fact something like this:

    Pluto is really small. In fact, the country of Russia has a larger surface area than does the planet Pluto. And, don't forget: Russia also has President Putin!

    P.S. Her personal comment could mean many different things. Since political matters are not allowed at this website, you will have to decide for yourself what she may be trying to say.

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    Re: And President Putin.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    political matters are not allowed at this website.
    We don't discuss politics in this language forum, but it is perfectly acceptable to discuss the grammar, vocabulary and style of speech and writing on political matters.

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    Re: And President Putin.

    Thank you. I see the implication now.

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