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Russian drunk-driving billboard is awesome

Seriously, how awesome is this billboard? It's a holiday PSA (thus the guy's Santa hat) from Russia. According to Copyranter, the headline reads, "It could be your body." That's a…

January 31, 2011, 12:21 PM EST

Drunk squirrel warning Russians off alcohol

This Russian anti-alcoholism PSA is very ... well, Russian, in its handling of the subject. But unlike most tragic Russian humor, people actually seem to enjoy this ad—to the tune…

December 7, 2010, 10:35 AM EST

Rainbow-eating giraffe is milked for Skittles

More crazy Skittles work, this time from SapientNitro in Russia. Here, a guy milks a rainbow-munching giraffe and happily ends up with a bucket of Skittles. (Copy: "Drain the…

August 13, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

Russians torture donkey to hype parasailing

Something bad happened in Russia. No, I mean worse than usual. A group of Russian businessmen terrified vacationers by parachuting a donkey over a beach along the Sea of…

July 21, 2010, 8:53 AM EDT

Dirty girls clean up Russian carrier's aircraft

Paris Hilton's car-wash spot for Carl's Jr. was alright, but it pales in comparison to this plane-wash spot for Russian airline Avianova, in which a bunch of bikini babes…

June 17, 2010, 12:23 PM EDT

We haven't seen the last of 9/11-themed ads

In the wake of the WWF/DDB fiasco, Adland has posted a bunch of other 9/11-themed ads done over the years. Many of them are also pretty tasteless—in particular, the…

September 8, 2009, 10:58 AM EDT

Let's blame the economic crisis on 'Forbes'

Forget about the sub-prime mortgage meltdown and Wall Street greed. The real cause of  global economic turmoil? Underpaid journalists and the capitalist tool they wield at Forbes. That's the…

April 1, 2009, 9:50 AM EDT

Foreign ads with Obama continue to offend

Somehow we missed this Russian ice-cream ad when it hit the Web a few weeks ago. But we'll post it now anyway, in honor of foreign companies' continuing clumsiness…

March 30, 2009, 9:51 AM EDT

Sign of the times at Russia's Millionaire Fair

It's been only four years since the first Millionaire Fair in Moscow, and already we're getting nostalgic for those heady early years of petrodollar excess, as falling oil prices…

December 9, 2008, 8:25 AM EST

Make a baby and win a brand-new SUV

When the Volga River region in central Russia launches an incentive program, it literally goes all the way. For the third straight year, the local government has decreed Sept. 12…

September 12, 2007, 8:09 AM EDT