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Russia's anti-alcohol squirrel back on sauce

Last year, Russia's health ministry scored a huge viral hit—to the tune of 3 million views—with a PSA (see below) starring a psychotic, alcoholic squirrel manically raving about shooting someone's…

April 8, 2011, 8:34 AM EDT

Parasailing ad donkey dies of a heart attack

Sad news from Russia (like there's any other kind): Anapka, the donkey that was forced to parasail last summer for an advertising stunt, has died of a heart attack at…

February 8, 2011, 9:44 AM EST

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