The Russian embassy in Spain released a video on Friday mocking the West and the sanctions it has imposed on the country.
The clip published on the embassy’s Twitter account, called “Time to move to Russia,” touts Russia’s cultural values.
“This is Russia,” a narrator speaking English with a Russian accent says in the 53-second ad. “Delicious cuisine, beautiful women, cheap gas, rich history, world-famous literature, unique architecture, fertile soil, cheap electricity and water, ballet, cheap taxi and delivery, traditional values, Christianity, no cancel culture, hospitality, vodka.”
Russia’s economy, “can withstand thousands of sanctions,” continues the voiceover.
“Time to move to Russia. Don’t delay, winter is coming, ” the viral ad concludes, quoting the ominous line from Game of Thrones.
Time to move to Russia 🤍💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/4CZL1Nt4Gi
— Rusia en España (@EmbajadaRusaES) July 29, 2022
The Russian embassy’s reference to winter is also seen as a veiled threat to the West given Russia’s control of much of Europe’s gas supply.
In 2021, Russia supplied the EU with 40 percent of its natural gas and 27 percent of its imported oil.
In June, Russia announced it would reduce natural gas flows through a key European pipeline by 40 percent in Germany.
On Monday, the Russian government double down, announcing it would cut gas to Germany and Europe by an additional 20 percent. As a result, Hanover, Germany turned off the heat, hot water and electricity in public buildings across the city.
“Public fountains are also being switched off to save energy, and there will be no night-time lights on major buildings such as the town hall and museums” the BBC reports.
Fascinating sinister self-satire. But the punchline: does “Winter is coming” mean they might stop pumping gas to Europe (or otherwise spread more misery), that in the U.S. liberals are about to make life intolerable for good white Christians, or did they just want to meme it up? https://t.co/KtmOsw8twJ
— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) July 30, 2022
But do they have drag queens in schools teaching pronouns? https://t.co/Ieoz4eKGjH
— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) July 31, 2022