Moscow: An advertisement, illegally placed at a bus stop in Moscow declaring that “smoking kills more people than Obama” has gone viral on social media.
The inscription on the poster reads: "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he really kills a lot of people. Don't smoke. Don't be like Obama."
According to reports, the poster was apparently supposed to be a joke and had an inscription comparing the bad habit with the policies of US President Barack Obama.
It still remains unknown who put up the poster. The perpetrators are said to have opened the glass at the bus stop, removed the original ad and replaced it with the controversial ad.
A spokesman for the Moscow department of media and advertising Konstantin Gorokhov stated that the poster will be removed shortly from the Moscow bus stop.
Some have taken the anti-Obama ad as a reference to a “Stop Obama!” video posted last week that showed dozens of Russian students falling to the floor as if dead, revealing a lone girl with a sign claiming that the “president of the United States kills 875 people every week”.
The call was posted the day after a video appeal to the United Nations in which students at universities around Russia declared that Obama should be “punished for thousands of lost lives”.
In January, a banner replacing the word “hope” in Barack Obama's iconic 2008 election poster with “killer” was hung from a residential building across from the US embassy in Moscow. In early, February a video was broadcast on the sides of buildings in Moscow calling for Obama to be judged by a Hague war crimes tribunal.