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· June, 2014

Stories about Humor from June, 2014

27 June 2014

Russian Team Leaves World Cup

RuNet Echo

Russians resigned to poor national team performance.

National Heroes Get a Postmodern Makeover in Kazakhstan's #Selfie Statue Scandal

This week the eyes of the Kazakh Internet have been fixed on an ill-fated statue of two national heroes caught between historical greatness and the trappings of the 21st century.

26 June 2014

Propaganda Wars: Russian Twitter Account Takes on American “Progress” in Iraq

RuNet Echo

Someone writing in Russian has issued the latest Internet challenge to the US government, launching a Twitter account parodying Washington's "counter-propaganda" feed about events in Ukraine.

25 June 2014

Russians See in US Government Spokesperson the “Heart of a Dog”

RuNet Echo

An unusual video clip – the latest in a series of Internet memes attacking Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the US State Department – is circulating among Russians online.

Trinidad & Tobago: Give Suarez a Menu

Trinidad & Tobago: Can Brazil Win the 2014 FIFA World Cup?

22 June 2014

Russian Phone Prankster Fools Belarus Dictator

RuNet Echo

After Lukashenko found out he was a victim of a prank, he apparently gave his security apparatus "a week" to find Vovan and bring him to some form of justice.

21 June 2014

Russians Amused by National Team World Cup Performance

RuNet Echo

"Everyone is on the Russian team's case, but the real horror is the performance by a team that consists of Real Madrid and Barcelona players."

Russia's Irresistible Putin Swag

RuNet Echo

Last week, two fashion designers opened a kiosk in a shopping mall outside Red Square, selling t-shirts celebrating Vladimir Putin. Within a day, they'd sold over five-thousand.

18 June 2014

Comas Make for Comedians on Russian Twitter

RuNet Echo

Until yesterday, racing driver Michael Schumacher was in a 6-month coma. After he regained consciousness, Russian Twitter users welcomed the story with a flood of jokes about sports and politics.

5 June 2014

Jen Psaki, the Russian Internet's Public Enemy No. 1

RuNet Echo

“Psaki” has become a stigmatizing catch-all term for everything Russians dislike about US foreign policy (especially America’s involvement in Ukraine).

4 June 2014

Russian City Hosts Pole Dancing Performance on International Children's Day

RuNet Echo

Last Sunday, Tolyatti celebrated its 277th birthday and International Children's Day. Ironically, it also hosted an outdoor pole dancing performance at a car show.

3 June 2014

Typical Venezuelan Expressions, Illustrated and Translated Into English

Daisy Patton illustrates personal interpretations of traditional sayings with typical Venezuelan humor and color, that reflects a vision of a culture seeking to understand another through colloquial use of language.

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