Saturday, February 7, 2009

Father Figurine (Second Edition)

After publishing the "Father Figurine" on the Web, I received numerous complaints about the absence of Igor Smirnov, the president of self-proclaimed Transnistria (Pridnestrovie), and the presence of Serzh Sargsyan, who refused to recognize the Georgian breakaway regions despite the pressure from the Russian government. So I decided to make another version which excludes Sargsyan (he's been a good boy lately) and Medvedev (urgent state matters) and includes Igor Smirnov (Transnistria) and Bako Sahakyan (Nagorno-Karabakh). The golden fork had to go, unfortunately (Putin gave it to Medvedev, who likes shiny objects very much), but the empty can remained (and got even bigger).

Also, the scenery has been changed to represent a new idea behind the figurines. Thing is, that all these "babies" -- Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh -- are willing to join the so-called "Union of States" which Russia and Belarus are trying to establish for several years now. The idea of this Union was born in Putin's mind (possibly during a severe hangover) and was readily welcomed by Lukashenko. Or maybe vice versa. It doesn't matter. What DOES matter is that the idea is rapidly progressing from a mere "joint Russian-Belorussian state" to a full scale remake of the infamous Soviet Union. Care to join the party?

Ah, and another thing -- the hammer and sickle on the Pridnestrovian flag is not a fruit of my artistic imagination. It's actually there. In fact, they took the old USSR flag and "decorated" it with a green stripe. Damn plagiarists.


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