Russian Ad: 'Smoking Kills More People Than Obama'
The ad is part of a spate of Russian projects calling Obama a killer
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2016 2:59 PM CST
An ad spotted on a Russian bus stop claims smoking kills more people than Obama, while acknowledging that the US president does, indeed, kill lots of people.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – “Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills lots and lots of people. Don't smoke; don't be like Obama." So reads a new anti-smoking ad spotted on a bus stop in Moscow, the Guardian reports. Dmitry Gudkov, a liberal member of Russia's parliament, spotted the poster, which features a picture of President Obama smoking, and posted it to Facebook on Tuesday. He calls the ad "disgusting and embarrassing." According to Newsweek, the ad will be removed, as it wasn't "legitimate" and was glued over another ad. But Gudkov's photo of it has already gone viral online, UPI reports. So far, no one has come forward to take credit for the ad.

Gudkov claims Obama is close to replacing folk-tale witch Baba Yaga as the official scarer of Russian children. For example, a video posted online last week showed Russian students falling down while claiming Obama kills 875 people per week. Earlier that same week, Russian students created a video telling the UN that Obama needs to be "punished for thousands of lost lives." And yet another video this month, this one projected onto the sides of buildings in Moscow, shows a devil-horned Obama eating Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria while blaming him for 56,000 deaths in those countries. Obama said in 2009 that he quit smoking for Michelle but occasionally relapsed.