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Alexander Bastrykin is the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia (link to his Wikipedia page below). At a meeting in 2019, Bastrykin was photographed closely examining a document with a magnifying glass, and this image has become a meme. In relation to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the meme has been used in reference to Finnish snipers, who would camouflage themselves in white during the Winter War of 1939–1940 between Finland and the Soviet Union. This image is used to imply that Russia will soon be under attack and will find itself defenseless.