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Russians Mock Obama With Racist Laser Projection On U.S. Embassy In Moscow
 


 The Huffington Post    | By  Ed Mazza   
 

 Posted:  08/06/2014 11:14 pm EDT    Updated:  08/06/2014 11:59 pm EDT   
 
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President Barack Obama received birthday greetings from around the world when he turned 53 years old on Monday, but some of those wishes weren't exactly well.

In Russia, protesters used lasers to beam a crude, racist image of Obama onto the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The image showed the president in a birthday hat with a banana going in and out of his mouth followed by projections of the words "Obama" and "happy birthday" in English.

The Moscow Student Initiative took responsibility for the stunt on VK, a social network popular in Russia.

Racially-charged messages aimed at Obama have been cropping up with alarming regularity in Russia. Also on the president's birthday, a banner depicting Obama as the "Three Wise Monkeys" -- see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil -- was unfurled near the U.S. Consular Section in Moscow, The Washington Post reported.

Images of the banner made the rounds on Twitter:

In June, a series of racially-charged posters were displayed around the city of Perm, with one showing the president with a banana, The Moscow Times reported.

And in February, former figure skater Irina Rodnina, who helped to light the Olympic flame in Sochi, tweeted a racist image of Obama with a banana. Rodnina, a three-time gold medalist, is currently a politician.

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I don't mean to be crude, but perhaps the banana (also) was an allusion to Barry's relationship with Reggie Love.
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Of course people will see the banner as racist.  Instead, it has everything to do with the man and his policies.
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What's really sad is, I am beginning to like the Russians more and more.

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There is absolutely NOTHING racist about that banner.

In fact, I like it!  It suits Obama's apathy to a T.
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The relationship between Moscow and Washington DC hasn’t been this bad since Khruschev pounded his shoe.
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The ears aren't big enough...

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Exactly, NCD.
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