Topic: Russia

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

What is real beauty in Moscow?

I just got back from a trip to Russia, where my husband and I were able to experience the country's commercial awakening firsthand. It is not always a good thing,…

June 27, 2006, 12:42 PM EDT

Times Square's got nothing on Moscow

As capitalism replaces communism in the former Soviet Union, Russians are dealing with some of the issues that Americans have faced for decades, including a relentless assault of advertising. Moscow,…

December 2, 2005, 7:48 AM EST