‘Smoking kills more people than Obama’: Bizarre Moscow campaign trolls US President (PHOTOS)
Pasted on the side of a Moscow bus station, the image of Obama is accompanied with the words: “Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills lots and lots of people.”
It adds: “Don’t smoke, don’t be like Obama.”
Smoking kills more ppl than Obama. Dont smoke, dont be like Obama - an add in Moscow pic.twitter.com/sQfxz35xUx— Xain Gardezi (@XainGardezi) February 18, 2016
The poster was brought to international attention by Russian politician Dmitry Gudkov, who shared a photo of it on his official Facebook page, calling the image “disgusting” and “embarrassing”.
US backed sanctions against Russia means Obama is often the subject of ridicule in Russia, where he is labeled a “shmuck”.
A mocked up satellite image of a Russian airfield in Syria emblazoned with the message: “Obama shmuck” typifies the negative attitude towards the outgoing US President.
A "blame Obama" culture has also seen people in Russia hold the US president responsible for potholes and annoying disruptions like roadworks.
A doctored US presidential campaign photo from eight years ago replacing the word "Hope" with "Killer" was also hung from a building close to the US embassy in Moscow.
One Russian store proclaimed these cheap serviettes were the ‘answer to sanctions’: