How Russians joked about sanctions before they began to take effect.
Obama to Putin: “Do you see democracy?” – Putin to Obama: “No.” –
Obama: “Yet it does exist.” – Putin: “Do you see sanctions?” –
Obama: “Yes.” – Putin: “Yet they do not exist.”
Anecdote about Vladimir Putin and George Bush, Jr.
Bush says that he looked into Putin’s eyes and saw the mysterious Russian soul there. Putin looked in Bush’s eyes and saw McDonald’s on the opposite street.
Anecdote about Vladimir Putin and Obama
Оbama called Putin, and Putin put his phone on auto-answer mode. The auto-answer message is: “Hello, you’re calling the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Unfortunately I’m not able to answer you now. If you want to surrender, click on “1”. If you want to threaten me with new sanctions, click on “2”. If you want to discuss the situation in Ukraine, click on “3”. All buttons except “1” activate our intercontinental rockets Topol-M, Good luck!”