I found this article from the Moscow Times online recently and couldn’t stop laughing. It shows a Communist-era mural being painted to look like American comic-book characters and mascots. I can recognize:
- The Joker
- Wolverine from X-Men
- Santa Claus
- Ronald McDonald
- Captain America
- Wonder Woman
- Robin (from Batman)?
I always enjoy seeing these kinds of clever forms of defiance. I am not sure what the message means though: is that that American capitalism has triumphed (and if so, is that better than Soviet Communism to the artist?), or is it just making fun of old Soviet Communism.
According to this article, the caption below reads (in English): “In step with the times!” So, I assume it’s not meant to be a compliment to the US. 😉
What do you think?
Pretty brilliant, though, I think. 🙂