Russians tend to see the humor in most things, so it’s no surprise that they’ve fully mastered meme culture to poke fun at the bizarre parts of life in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
2019 was no exception. Take a look below at the funniest memes that Russians produced in 2019.
Kazakhstan Renames Capital to Nursultan in Honor of Glorious Leader
Following the resignation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev after nearly three decades in power, news that the country's capital would be renamed from Astana to Nursultan quickly spread.
The internet, as always, was close behind and ready to poke fun at the renamed capital of the post-Soviet country.
Russian Social Media Explodes With Memes After Zelenskiy's Win in Ukraine
Russian Twitter users had plenty of memes at the ready for Ukraine's presidential election this spring.
Ukraine's election of comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy only heightened the stakes for meme-makers across Russia — as only the funniest memes would do.
Russia Armed and Ready With Memes for Game of Thrones Finale
Russia loves a good meme as much as any country — and what better occasion to go all out than the "Game of Thrones" finale?
Russian Internet Explodes With Memes After Aeroflot Cracks Down on Fat Cat
An overweight Russian cat named Viktor captured the nation's heart after his owner snuck him onto a flight from Moscow to Vladivostok by swapping him with a smaller decoy cat during check-in.
After Aeroflot punished Viktor’s owner by closing his bonus miles account, Russians began churning out memes that poked fun at the airline, painted its competition as more cat-friendly and celebrated Viktor as a chunky hero of the people.
The Spiciest Russian Memes From Tesla's Cybertruck Launch
When Tesla mastermind Elon Musk revealed the company's newest vehicle, the Cybertruck, the Russian-speaking corner of the internet wasted no time in making a meme out of the hyper-futuristic car.