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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

26 September 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. To Romney From the Depth of Rogozin’s Heart

To Romney From the Depth of Rogozin’s Heart

Sergei Yolkin



An-2s used by parachute clubs and DOSAAF in the Soviet Union and Russia often flew with the cargo door removed, to make it easier for parachutists to deplane. That’s the situation that Sergei Yolkin’s mining for laughs in this one. This is one of those things that “all Russians know”, and which would raise an automatic smile on every Ivan Ivanovich and Maria Ivanovna who saw it. That’s not the end of this joke… all Russians know that Dmitri Rogozin is, perhaps, the most anti-American member of the government (hell, I think that he’s more anti-American than Udaltsov and Zyuganov are). That adds a layer of sarcasm to this. In short, another complex Yolkin play on words, people, and images.


Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin jokingly suggested sending an Antonov An-2 aircraft, “the door of which sometimes swings wide open in flight,” to Mitt Romney’s campaign staff in an off-the-cuff reaction to the Republican candidate’s puzzled query, “Why don’t aircraft windows open?”

26 September 2012

Sergei Yolkin



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