America’s Laughing Stock: Russian Social Media Users Mock Obama’s Sanctions

America’s Laughing Stock: Russian Social Media Users Mock Obama’s Sanctions

“President Barack Obama and member of Congress are forbidden from stroking my cat!” wrote one user on VKontakte.

“Barack Obama, members of the Administration, Senate and Congress are forbidden from wishing me happy birthday,” wrote kos77 on Instagram.

“President of the US Barack Obama is not allowed to try any of my flavored vodkas. Up yours, baldy!”

As reported by RT, social media sites in Russia are currently flooded with jokes about our presidents flimsy response of sanctions against Russia in their actions over Crimea.

Well, what do you expect when you put a community organizer up against a ex-KGB agent? How humiliating…

A tongue-in-cheek campaign against the sanctions imposed on Russia over Crimea has taken Russian social media by storm. Web users have dreamt up a whole range of retaliatory sanctions and flooded the internet with memes making fun of the penalties.

Under the banner of: “Sanctions against Russia are sanctions against me!” Russian social media users have launched an unorthodox protest against the US penalties. The site oursanctions.ru is encouraging social media users to think up their own sanctions and post them as memes on social media under the hashtag “МоиСанкции” or “MySanctions” in English

Below are just some of the thousands of images being posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Russian social network, VKontakte.

This poster prohibits members of the US State Department from engaging in a range of traditional Russian activities, such as drinking Russian vodka, eating Russian pancakes and playing the balalaika.

 

“From 21/03/14 President of the US Barack Obama is not allowed to try any of my flavored vodkas. Up yours, baldy!”

 

Photo from oursanctions.ruPhoto from oursanctions.ru

 

“President Barack Obama and member of Congress are forbidden from stroking my cat!” wrote one user on VKontakte.

 

Photo fron vk.comPhoto fron vk.com

“Barack Obama, members of the Administration, Senate and Congress are forbidden from wishing me happy birthday,” wrote kos77 on Instagram.
“This is what we think of your sanctions!”

“And then he says to me: “aren’t you gonna invite me over?
And I’m like: “sorry – sanctions!”

 

“Sanctions! US President Barack Obama and members of Congress are not allowed in my car!”

 

Photo from oursanctions.ruPhoto from oursanctions.ru

Tens of thousands of VKontakte users have also blacklisted President Barack Obama’s page on the social media website.

In addition, over the weekend police detained 10 men in Moscow who had staged a protest in front of the American Embassy against the sanctions. The ten men stood outside the embassy building bare-chested with crosshairs drawn on their chests and “Shoot me!” written underneath it.

 

Participants of a rally "Sanctions Against Russia - Sanctions Against Me!" outside the US Embassy in Moscow. (RIA Novosti/Evgeny Biyatov)Participants of a rally “Sanctions Against Russia – Sanctions Against Me!” outside the US Embassy in Moscow. (RIA Novosti/Evgeny Biyatov)

Last week, President Barack Obama announced the US would impose sanctions on Russia for its integration of Crimea. The financial penalties in question target 20 members of the Russian government, freezing any US assets they may have and barring them from making transactions in dollars. Visa and Mastercard have also blocked Rossiya bank and Sobinbank from using their services.

Source: rt.com
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