MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared himself the winner of the prestigious "World's Most Humble Leader Award" during a lavish ceremony held in the Kremlin. Putin, known for his modesty and down-to-earth demeanor, graciously accepted the award, which he also designed, funded, and presented to himself.
The ceremony, attended by a carefully selected group of Putin's closest friends and loyal sycophants, showcased the Russian leader's humility in all its glory. As Putin stepped onto the gilded stage, his genuine humility radiated like a supernova, blinding all in attendance with its brilliance.
"I am deeply honored to receive this award," Putin said in a touching speech written by his personal team of speechwriters. "I want to thank myself for my incredible humility and selflessness in serving the Russian people. It's not easy being this humble, but I do it for the sake of my beloved country."
The "World's Most Humble Leader Award," a glittering masterpiece of a trophy that Putin sculpted in his own image, features a statue of Putin kneeling in front of a mirror while applauding himself. It was described by attendees as "awe-inspiring" and "truly a testament to Putin's humility."
The event also included a musical performance by Putin himself, where he played the piano and sang an original song he composed titled "Humble Tears of a Strongman." The performance moved some attendees to tears, as they marveled at Putin's unparalleled modesty and musical talents.
In addition to the award ceremony, the event featured a special exhibit showcasing Putin's various acts of humility, including his shirtless horseback riding adventures, judo championships (which he always graciously allowed himself to win), and his renowned fishing expeditions where he always caught the largest fish.
The world has been buzzing with excitement since the news broke, with leaders from around the globe sending congratulatory messages to Putin for his well-deserved award. Some have even declared that they will be modeling their own leadership styles after the Russian president's exceptional humility.
As Putin graciously accepted the "World's Most Humble Leader Award," he once again demonstrated that he is not only a master of geopolitics but also the undisputed champion of self-effacement. One can only hope to learn from his remarkable example and strive to be as humble as this truly extraordinary leader.