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Sat Feb 24, 2018, 11:03 PM

Viral videos promoting the presidential election are popping up online in Russia and nobody is sure

Ever wondered what Russian election propaganda is like? This is modern, 2018 Russia.



A video encouraging people to vote in the presidential election started spreading on YouTube and other social media on February 16. The three-minute clip’s star is played by Sergey Burunov, whom Russians know from the sketch-comedy show Bolshaya Raznitsa, the TV series A Policeman From Rublyovka, and the film Posledny Bogatyr. In the video, his character initially plans to skip the March 18 presidential election, but he changes his mind after having a nightmare that shows him the horrible consequences of not going to the polling station: he’s drafted into the army, despite being 52 (and one of the soldiers who delivers the summons is black, for some reason); his son, wearing a red Communist Pioneer neckerchief, asks him for 4 million rubles (almost $18,000) to donate to his school for security guards; and in the kitchen we find an “adopted gay,” because apparently the law now requires families to take in gay men who are dumped by their partners.

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ansible Feb 2018 OP
Motownman78 Feb 2018 #1
highplainsdem Feb 2018 #2

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Sat Feb 24, 2018, 11:30 PM

1. They are scared of Homosexuals

 

But then idolize pictures of a shirtless guy on horseback who looks like he was shooting a cover for a Gay Porno. God, what a horrible video.

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Sat Feb 24, 2018, 11:36 PM

2. That's Putin's response to opposition leader Navalny urging an election boycott.

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