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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

They're lovin' the Big Mac song in Russia

While we’re on the Russia theme, thought it worth noting that among the commercials airing over there was an apparent Russian version of the “Two all beef patties …” Big…

October 2, 2006, 10:36 AM EDT

Counterfeit flag flies high over Russia

While the rest of you were trying to find the true meaning of Advertising Week, I was reveling in the wonderful world of counterfeit merchandise in the city of…

October 2, 2006, 10:02 AM EDT

Capitalism: alive and well in Mother Russia

After our post yesterday about seeing the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign in Russia’s Metro, a reader asked if we were “amazed by the incredible amount of billboards” in Moscow. Well,…

June 28, 2006, 12:50 PM EDT