2012 Election | Russia | Vladimir Putin

Lose Your V To Vladimir P!

Here is a video in which a young woman talks to her doctor about her first time. She wants to do it for love, she says, and she's scared she might not do it right. The doctor tells her it's normal. Everyone's scared the first time. The camera zooms in on a picture of Vladimir Putin, looking severe on the cover of Time magazine. The young woman smiles. She feels better. In the next scene, she goes to a polling place to cast her first-ever ballot -- for Putin, for love. The commercial ends with a picture of Mr. Putin paired with some sweet Cyrillic nothings and romantic music. Fade to black.

This is an honest-to-goodness campaign ad for Vladimir Putin, and RawStory reports that there are two similarly-themed ads now in existence. They're pretty much the creepiest things on the planet. Something about the juxtaposition of Vladimir Putin's uber-macho-cold-eyed-killer-KGB image and the thought of Russia's virginal girlyparts is just ... damn, what's a good word to describe it? I'm at a loss. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...


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  1. wouldn't you rather have sex with Vlad than not have sex a la Rick Santorum!?

    Posted by: Oliver | Feb 25, 2012 3:12:49 PM

  2. Try repulsive, execrable, vomitacious.

    Posted by: uffda | Feb 25, 2012 3:36:15 PM

  3. Russia, the land where sexual assault is a national obligation.

    Posted by: whatdidyousay | Feb 25, 2012 4:37:07 PM

  4. Rape? Svengali-manipulative, pedophile?

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Feb 25, 2012 5:23:09 PM

  5. Creepy. The girl is beautiful, though. Wow.

    Posted by: MattS | Feb 25, 2012 5:25:03 PM

  6. Here's an old(ish) story, but still a very relevant one:


    There was an interesting documentary on Australian television recently that covered the same topic too - basically about how Putin's "virility" was [supposedly] integral to his staying in power (and re-election) as Russia's president.
    Pretty disturbing stuff, BUT, it is great to see that young people, especially women, are risking their lives by standing up and publicly criticising Russia's crime and corruption.
    I wish them well.

    Posted by: Jack | Feb 26, 2012 4:22:32 AM

  7. Classy! So, I wonder why I just threw up in my mouth a little?

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Feb 26, 2012 3:24:03 PM

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