Instagram users reportedly had a little derision of their own as they watched ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych hold a “parallel universe” press conference in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

Tell us how you really feel, Instagram users!

  • ceemack

    So…that gesture means the same thing in Ukrainian/Russian as it does in English? Who knew?

    • bluewaternavy

      Yes, no universal translator needed for this one 😉

    • JalexDiamond

      I think a penis and scrotum is pretty much known worldwide.

    • Smart Grunt

      Yes, one of the cultural triumphs of the US! It’s fun and vulgar, and its use spreads like wildfire in an EPA managed forrest.

      • Jeff McCabe

        “spreads like wildfire in an EPA managed forrest.” oh, that’s good. I’m going to start using it.

      • ceemack

        I don’t believe that gesture originated in the U.S.

      • Servius

        It goes back to at least the 5th century BC in Greece. We can claim credit to alot, but not that.

    • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

      You can thank London and Hollywood for that one.

    • grais

      There’s actually a wiki entry for “the finger.”
      Ya learn something new every day.

  • WhoDat

    It would have been nice if they had chosen a democratic way of getting rid of him.

    This mob rule mentality in all these nations is getting tiresome.

    • Bob Stetz

      You mean the 9th Circuit method of democracy: Take off your USA attire before the Cinco de Maya participants riot. I get it, pre-emptory democracy.
      How long before we are the Ukraine?

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Well lets see, they tried peaceful protest & he ordered the police to fire on the protesters. So I’m pretty sure getting this guy to resign or accept impeachment was a nonstandard.

      • EndlessIke

        He was removed by the Ukranian Parliament…

    • grais

      It would be nice if they had the choice to make that choice.

    • rogleecam

      yeah! maybe they could have done it by “executive fiat”. check back when you get that new brain for a tune-up!

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      So you have no problem with him having peaceful protesters gunned down? Good to know that you agree with gunning people down for opposing an oppressive regime.

    • EndlessIke

      I thought the parliament effectively impeached him after he ordered the murder of civilians….seems pretty democratic to me.

    • Walter Sobchak

      You can’t really do it democratically if you’re dead.

  • John

    I know of another President that needs that Salute.

  • Joshua Embrey

    Mr. President
    I know you have pissed your pants and you’re shaking like a wet dog in a blizzard, but we need you to come out from under the table. Americans need you, uh, I mean, the world to draw some sort of line.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Sure are a lot of people that think he’s #1.

  • Determined

    as this what Twitchy has reduced itself to????? I don’t like the guy either – but a website of people giving him the middle finger????? Nice. (sarcasm)

  • grais

    I can imagine a lot of that goes on in the US when Obama’s ‘speaking’, too.

    • Pendog

      Heh! So true. In my defense, it’s usually after he has provoked it by giving it (literally) to Americans and the US constitution.

      • grais

        Oh, I don’t think you need to defend yourself.

    • rambler

      Sometime I use both hands!

  • golfmax13

    I stand behind those fingers.

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      Well, it’s certainly better than standing in front of them.

  • Booker

    Just a hunch, but it seems they really don’t like this guy. Just a hunch, though. :))

  • kentercat

    So many offers of a proctal exam. I wonder if they are looking for his head or the millions he stole to build that house?

  • AmericanLass

    Universal language.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Well, a bunch of people just angered the fringe left because they think Yanukovych is a hero and a great leader.

  • DANEgerus

    Yanukovych is number #1

  • RanierWest

    yes, Johnny Cash stands with you Ukraine

  • Phillip Wilson (Zerocks Globe)

    In some ways, disrespect for liberty and individual responsibility results from misunderstanding the lessons of science.