lavrov cheeky mask
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The mask was apparently given to the minister by journalists as a gift.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sported a new look during his recent visit to China where he was seen wearing a face mask emblazoned with a message relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The design of the mask, which Lavrov apparently received as a gift from journalists, featured a simple message: "FCKNG QRNTN."

Images of Lavrov wearing the mask, snapped during his visit to the Guilin region, have since emerged on social media.