It was a strange day for international relations on social media Wednesday, as Russia’s official Twitter account responded to President Trump’s signing into law new sanctions against the country by posting a promotional video for an annual folk festival … maybe the guys dressed as knights and pretending to battle was supposed to be threatening?
Ukraine followed up by posting a South Park GIF and trolling Russia, implying the country would by flying missions to Mars by now and not fighting with sticks if it would just respect international law.
Now the Russian Embassy in the U.K. has weighed in on U.S. sanctions with a cartoon of its own, although no one seems to know what the still frame from Disney’s “Robin Hood” is supposed to represent.
Dealing with anti-Russian sanctions: US at war with itself. pic.twitter.com/68epVqVu41
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) August 3, 2017
I don't get it. What's the dog got to do with this? https://t.co/aQG0scBpt9
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) August 3, 2017
— Jason Stern (@IbnLarry) August 3, 2017
"You see, dog, his leg is broken. Is funny, ha?"
"I don't see…"
"Old Russian joke. Why did dog betray his family? Is one crutch, not two." https://t.co/rFRhKZAx3j
— (((Ron Kampeas))) (@kampeas) August 3, 2017
I don't even want to know how they come up with this stuff anymore https://t.co/rQalIjH8SR
— max seddon (@maxseddon) August 3, 2017
Lay down drugs, Russian embassy
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ 🇪🇺 (@Neiswestnij) August 3, 2017
You are naturally a little upset that America spanked you despite all your efforts. Try improving your own country; quit screwing w/others.
— Wenders K. (@StuntMommy) August 3, 2017
Whatever will we Americans do without our imports of Russian … uh … remind me again what we import from Russia? pic.twitter.com/9zuLfgkV2I
— Chris Hall (@dchrishall) August 3, 2017
Not pictured: rest of bread line dog stand in, da comrade. In Soviet Union, leg break YOU.
— talldrinkofslaughter (@tlldrnkofslghtr) August 3, 2017
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‘Did we sanction Renaissance fairs?’ Russia strikes back against sanctions with hard-hitting folk festival video https://t.co/Okc4gCRA4q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 2, 2017