August 8, 2016 Special Dispatch No. 6561

Barack Obama Vs. Vladimir Putin As Visualized By Pro-Kremlin Russian Cartoons

August 8, 2016
Russia | Special Dispatch No. 6561

The following are cartoons on U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, appeared on the Pro-Kremlin media outlets Sharzh I Pero and Studiya 13, a project run by young pro-Kremlin Russian artists. The cartoons depict Obama as a loser, an alcoholic and an overall weak leader, whereas Putin is portrayed as a strong and respected leader.

Putin Is Strong And Obama Is Weak, August 5, 2016.

Putin kicks Obama in the butt.

Caption: Surface to Air Obama., April 22, 2016.

This cartoon employs  a play on words.

The first word above Putin means "press exercise," a term denoting a specific power exercise.

The second word, which sounds very similar and appears next to Obama, means in rather rude slang being in a state of acute fear., May 21, 2016.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Mr. President, what's the matter?

Obama, showing a missed call by Putin on his mobile phone: Putin. I've missed one... (There's a pun intended. Since, I've "missed one" can also mean: I've taken a hit.), April 9, 2016.

Putin is portrayed with bulging muscles as he practically strangles the puny Obama. 

Obama Should Not Pit Himself Against Russia, May 30, 2016.

On the stone: "If you go left, you'll lose your horse. If you go right, you'll perish. If you go against Russia, nothing will be left of you." The text refers to a fairy tale trope: a knight at a crossroads usually sees a stone with rather unpleasant options offered to him.

Obama on a horse: Is this supposed to be a threat?

Putin backed by Russian tanks and planes: A warning.

Obama Creates Problems, But Putin Fixes Them, April 26, 2016.

Putin scolds Obama and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Obama holds a rocket in his hand.

Putin: Haven't you been playing for too long, boys?

Obama Is An Alcoholic/Drug Addict, But Putin Is A Respectable Man, May 28, 2016.

A group of old ladies are sitting on a bench, near the White House in Washington D.C., looking at the World leaders walking in front of them, but only Putin is respectable and worthy of being called by his name and his patronymic.

First old lady: Alcoholic (referring to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko).

Second old lady: Prostitute (referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

Third old lady: Drug addict (referring to Obama)

Fourth old lady: Vladimir Vladimirovich (referring to Putin), June 10, 2016.

Obama and Putin are in a soccer field. However, the match is played not with a ball, but with the planet Earth.

Putin, dressed like a professional soccer player, holds in his hand the plant Earth. Obama comes to the match drunk, dressed like a homeless and with a bottle of beer.

Obama: Let me give it one kick, just to show off my technique?

Putin: No.

Obama Wants War, But Putin Wants Peace, May 24, 2016.

On the wall U.S. President Barack Obama wrote "War," but Putin  paints it over: "We are choosing peace"

 Obama Is An Ignorant Warmonger, But Putin Is A Smart And Fearless Leader, June 15, 2016.

U.S. President Barack Obama: Here in Estonia we will defend our country from the stupid and mean Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin: What's the capital of Estonia?

Obama: London?

Putin: And now you get one last chance..., August 6, 2016.

Obama appears in a rage and is ready to fight Russia. However, Putin is portrayed as firm and cool, as in the 2007 photo by Time magazine. In 2007, the Time magazine nominated Putin as "Man of the Year."

Even The Dove Of Peace Does not Respect Obama, August 3, 2016.

The dove of peace poops on U.S. President Barack Obama's shoulder, while Russian President Vladimir Putin laughs at him.  

Obama Tries To Win By Subjugating World Leaders To His Hegemony, But Putin Plays Fairly, May 16, 2016.

Obama and Putin play chess. However, only Putin plays fairly and with regular chess pieces. For chess pieces, Obama uses world leaders, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who are portrayed as submissive to U.S. hegemony.

Obama Makes Deals With Terrorists, But Putin Fights Them, May 14, 2016.

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Putin: Thank you, for your help in Syria.

ISIS terrorist to Obama: Thank you, for your help in Syria.

Obama Does Not Accept Crimea's Annexation, But Putin Mocks Him, May 8, 2016.

Obama: "I repeat to those inside the tank: Russia must return Crimea!"

(It is worth noting that in Russian "those who are in the tank" means as well those who do not listen or don't do what they have been told).

 Putin: You shouldn't talk like that to people in the tank

The U.S. Is Breaking Apart, While Russia Is Strong, May 1, 2016.

Obama holds a cracked Easter egg painted with the colors of the U.S. flag. Above Obama's egg, Putin holds a strong and intact Easter egg with the colors of the Russian flag., April 17, 2016.

Obama and Putin are atop the Statue of Liberty. However, the view is Moscow's Red Square and not New York's skyline.

Putin: I was not expecting this view to unfold from here!

Obama: How did you do it?


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