Pro-Crimea/Russia Businesses Ban Obama, Pussy Riot, and John Kerry
In response to U.S. sanctions regarding the annexation of Crimea, some Russian business have banned Obama, Pussy Riot, and Secretary of State John Kerry, while others have set out candy that can only be eaten by those who support the annexation.
According to The Moscow Times, social media outlets are filling up with "a photo collection of" business-led "retaliatory 'sanctions'" launched in response to Western sanctions.
These include a photo of a bowl of candy with a sign in front of it "advising customers that only those recognizing Crimea's decision to join Russia may help themselves to candy." They also include a photo of a telecommunications business that has banned Obama from their premises and another shop that has banned Obama, the punk band Pussy Riot, and John Kerry.
A Russian cupcake maker now refers to chocolate cupcakes as "Obama" cupcakes and to chocolate and rum muffins as "Drunk Obama" muffins.
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