By John Glenday, Reporter

February 16, 2012 | 1 min read

A video mock up of a hypothetical future trial in which Russian President Vladimir Putin is tried on charges of terrorism has gone viral on YouTube.

The footage, which depicts Putin languishing in a courtroom cage, is modelled on the show trial of Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, with Putins face superimposed.

With presidential elections looming in a matter of weeks the video has already garnered over 2m hits.