Staunton, December 23 – Agit Russia have filled the metro stations and trains with posters showing Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in the guise of Santa Clauses and listing what the two leaders have given the Russian people in 2018: higher housing costs, higher gas prices, and an increase in the pension age (rosbalt.ru/piter/2018/12/21/1754653.html).
Two aspects of this new political action make it intriguing. On the one hand, it is extremely clever to speak at this time of year about “the gifts” Putin and Medvedev have given to the Russian people. And on the other, these posters are so ubiquitous that no one travelling on the city’s transport system will miss them.
For 78 pictures of these posters in their various locations, see vk.com/album-168799844_257718332.