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Monday, 16 September 2013

16 September 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 9-13 September 2013

00 Sergei Yolkin. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin. 9-13 September 2013

Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 9-13 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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In the above cartoon, in the original title, Yolkin used a non-standard word, триумфаторы (triumfatory), which isn’t the standard word for “victor”, which is победитель (pobeditel), or for “champion”, which is защитник (zashchitnik). Ergo, to keep the somewhat tongue-in-cheek pompous flavour of the title, I chose a similarly non-standard English word, “overcomer” to translate it. After all, “triumpher” doesn’t sound good at all, and I don’t think that it’s good English in any case.

The American righties are going to make much of Roizman’s victory, as he’s a political ally of the greedster slug Prokhorov (thank God, the Civic Platform pro-West collaborators won NO seats in the RF Gosduma, and they only have six seats in regional dumas out of 3,787 available seats). Let’s tell the truth… he only got 30 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate race… yet, Navalny’s pukes aren’t calling for a second round in this election! The zapadniki are charlatans and fraudsters… just like their Western Corporate sponsors and paymasters, I’d say…

By the way, the so-called “Ig Nobel Prizes” are a product of Harvard, Radcliffe, and MIT… all bastions of the American Establishment. As I say, shitbirds of a feather flock together. That is, it’s a not-so-subtle attack on Aleksandr Grigoryevich… take it with a BLOCK of salt… caveat lector!

BMD

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Sergei Yolkin looked at the “champions” of the week… Mayor Sobyanin won re-election in Moscow and Yekaterinburg elected Yevgeni Roizman as Mayor, and Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko received the Ig Nobel Peace Prize.

13 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130913/963035554.html

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

10 September 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 2-6 September 2013

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Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 2-6 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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I did my best to copy Yolkin’s “autumn” colouring for the cartoon’s heading.

BMD

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Sergei Yolkin looks at where people are going or are planning to go this week… students are going back to school, and voters are going to the polls, but Barack Obama‘s thinking about going to Syria.

6 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130906/961265411.html

 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Man Accused of Bribing Voters with Vodka in Chita

00 Russian Vodka. 08.09.13

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On Sunday, local cops said that a man faces charges of bribing voters with vodka during regional legislative elections in Chita, in Zabaikalsky Krai. The 23-year-old suspect allegedly took three men to a polling station in his car and asked them to vote for a member of the Civic Platform party, promising to reward them with vodka. A police spokesman said, “After the men cast their vote, he gave each of them a bottle of vodka”. The man faces a fine of up to 2,500 roubles (75 USD. 78 CAD. 82 AUD. 57 Euros. 48 UK Pounds). On Sunday, Zabaikalsky Krai held elections for governor, regional legislators, and heads of seven municipal districts.

8 September 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/crime/20130908/183271358/Man-Accused-of-Bribing-Voters-with-Vodka-in-Russias-Far-East.html

 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

6 July 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons: 10-14 June 2013

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Events of the Week in Cartoons: 10-14 June 2013

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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The Turkish situation is interesting. Ostensibly, the dispute is over development of a park in Istanbul, but many feel that its really a protest at what secular-minded Turks see as “creeping Islamism“. This affair has become the largest protest in Turkey in decades. The government backed down… if you combine this with the Iranian election and the Egyptian coup, could one conclude that Islamism has hit its apogee, and is now on the downturn? It’s too early to say, but it’s a possibility. Islam isn’t going away any time soon (or any time later, either), but the scarier elements in it may very well have woken up sensible Muslims to what’s going on… let’s hope so.

BMD

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Sergei Yolkin looked at this week’s highlights: Prokhorov won’t run in the Moscow mayoral election, Obama decided not to go on safari, and Erdoğan offered to put the future of the trees in Gezi Park up to a referendum.

14 June 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130614/943423703.html

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