While the world went gaga over Croatia and was highly impressed by France’s win, the true winner of the World Cup appears to be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s umbrella. Following the game last night, the world leaders stood in line to shake hands with the players. Now while it was evident to many that France would clinch the title, nobody seems to have predicted the downpour that would follow – except Putin.

While the French and Croatian Presidents got drenched in the rain, Putin’s staff rushed over with a huge umbrella to ensure that their boss was safe and warm. Naturally, Twitter had a field day with that. Take a look:





Here’s one for the conspiracy theorists – can Putin actually control the weather?

(Header credits: @nycsouthpaw on Twitter)