Although every day I feel the FSU draining out of my bloodstream (except for those Azerbaijani polymers and the Ukrainian radiation -- that stuff might be a little harder to shuck), I can't stay away from English Russia. It's like watching a different car wreck every single day, from the safety of a distant overpass. Today's photos might be the best ever.
The site's writer reports:
These are works of Russian net-artist Mr.Evil. He often published his own view on different things in Russia, including these ads. A few days ago he was visited by people from Russian police. All his printed works were confiscated and he was told not to leave the city or he would regret a lot. That’s a real story of a real person, happening these days in Russia.
Update: Global Voices reports that the St. Petersburg artist's name is Ivan Ishkov and this whole thing is not a stunt by the artist to create a buzz. The police threatened to shut down his photo business. I'm shocked, SHOCKED that something like this could happen in Russia.
Anyway, if your Russian is rusty, below is a super-hot toilet lady -- most toilets are pay in Russia -- charging tourists more than Russians, according to written policy. How charmingly typical.
Mr. Evil doesn't just use his talents for the benefit of the motherland. He also likes McDonald's.
Hey Mr. English Russia-dude, be careful, eh?