November 12, 2011

Sex in Russian political ads.

This is from Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party, encouraging people to vote in the Russian parliamentary election:



Some Russians purport to be upset not by the sexuality but by the constitutional violation:
Gennady Gudkov, an influential Duma deputy, said he would ask prosecutors and the country's election commission to investigate the advert for violating the constitution.

..."United Russia has forgotten that voting in Russia is meant to be secret. According to the law, a person who drops their ballot in the box must be in the booth completely alone."

23 comments:

john said...

Where we have dropped the voting booth entirely and replaced it with vote by mail, there is now virtually no opportunity for an election day tryst. And voting numbers continue to decline. What now can we do to increase voter participation?

Ruskies have this right.

ndspinelli said...

A vodka theme would be even more effective.

Kevin said...

Russia is a country that has sex-drenched commercials for mayonnaise...

phx said...
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Monkeyboy said...

The thing that I noticed was that they had to show an ID before they got their ballots. I guess Russians must really hate black people.

Kevin said...

...and the subtle title of the commercial is:
"Let's Do It Together".

Russia is also a country where large companies put out annual calendars featuring their more attractive female employees in cheesecake poses...

Curious George said...

In Soviet Russia, ballot box stuffs you.

Sam Hall said...

"Monkeyboy said...

The thing that I noticed was that they had to show an ID before they got their ballots. I guess Russians must really hate black people.
11/12/11 8:50 AM "

I assumed they hated dead people.

phx said...
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William said...

Putin is the Russian word for puta. Like Weiner, Putin has embraced his identity.

edutcher said...

Considering Vlad is building an image as a sex object so people will forget he's a KGB thug who sent their friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family to a gulag someplace, this is about right.

Lefties in this country do the same thing. Sex often works better than, "Oh, look, a squirrel".

And, yes, it's heartening to see people outraged about Putin encouraging violation of the law.

mrkwong said...

Curious George - I estimate the value of the coffee that just passed through my nose at approximately $0.04.

I'll expect reimbursement. I take PayPal.

Monkeyboy said...

mrkwong:

I have to agree, curious george has won the thread and is awarded +1 internets.

J said...

It's like that in some places around Ellay on election day...but..the ho's like 250lbs+, and then her maqueroo jacks the solicitor-schmuck while the election stiffs chuckle

Irene said...

This ad is aimed at Russian men. The actor playing voting-booth-boy is geeky, but he gets the "hot" girl.

The polling place male worker is pleased. If you vote, she'll pull your lever.

frank said...

I LOVE Putin copying Obama's logo [upper right], snark.

EDH said...

Some Russians purport to be upset not by the sexuality but by the constitutional violation.

Funny, in this country, the outcry would be over the fact that the voters are shown holding their Russian Passports when they deposit their ballots in the box.

The female is even shown presenting her passport before receiving her ballot.

Presumably, they had to show ID in order to vote.

Kevin said...

"I LOVE Putin copying Obama's logo [upper right], snark."

If there is copying, it went the other way - the United Russia party logo is considerably older than the Obama logo.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Go vote! Maybe someone will boff you there!"

Is Idiocracy available with Russian subtitles?

n.n said...

There is a double message here. The first is to vote. The second is to procreate. Russia, as other developed nations, has not complied with the most fundamental fitness function. Evolutionary principles are self-realizing.

Hopefully, they will discover a reasonable compromise between the natural and enlightened orders.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Voting: It's exciting! Like sex!"

walter said...

When you can't increase turnout with cigs, food or free cab rides, Occupy Voting Booth!

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