5 Times When Russian Propaganda Looked Like a Comedy Sketch

Some of them look like a scene from Monty Python; others, from Dumb & Dumber.

Levi Borba


This picture illustrates our very first example of IQ-Insulting Propaganda. Read more about it below. Sources: Author’s contacts and Pervyj Kanal.

War is a tragedy, and most war stories are dramatic and horrifying.

But not all of them. In another article, I shared heartwarming and heroic refugee stories I witnessed here in Poland.

Some other tales are funny — not on purpose, but thanks to clumsy journalists and bureaucrats trying to create state propaganda that insults anyone with an IQ higher than an Instagram Influencer (and mate, some of them have a really low IQ).

When I started learning Russian, I wanted to read Tolstoy. While I can’t do that yet, I’m happy to have access to nonsensical and baseless Kremlin news.

It’s hard to believe that the country that once had the KGB now produces South Park-esque things. Some pearls I separated are below; if you know of others, let me know in the comments.

The Girl That Was Freezing in Munich

There is a Russian state-controlled channel called Первый канал — or “Channel One”. One of the shows on this channel is “AntiFake”, a program with the declared objective of exposing the lies that the Americans, Ukrainians, Poles, Latvians, and… well, anybody else who disagrees with Vladimir Putin.

In other words, it is a propaganda show that promises to expose fake news while actually creating fake news (not something unheard of in other parts of the world, btw).

This adds to the irony of the story I am about to tell you.

But first, take a look again at the picture at the beginning of this article.

Her name is Yuliya Prokhorova. She is a Russian living in Germany and working part-time as a stripper. During the day, however, she enjoys doing things like: