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Putin vs. Obama: What People Search

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You can tell a lot about a political figure by just looking at what people want to know about her. One of the simplest ways to learn it is to use Google’s search prompt.

Let’s compare what people search for with Putin and with Obama as keywords:

Lines of the first pic translated top-down:
“putin and kabaeva” (there are rumors of Putin having an affair with young athlete, United Russia’s State Duma deputy Alina Kabaeva)
“putin” (plain and simple, yet less popular than the Kabaeva story)
“putin eats children” (it was a humorous slogan coined by Oborona in 2006 after Putin’s famous kissing of a small boy’s belly)
“putin crab” (this is a pun made of Putin’s well-known statement that he’d been working “as a slave at a galley,” which sounds in Russian close to “as a crab at a galley”)
“putin bio” (finally, at least somebody still wants to know something about this guy)
“dismiss putin” (a popular opposition slogan and a name of a Website where signatures for his resignment are gathered)
“putin jew” (the guys who tend to believe that Putin is connected with ZOG apparently want to check it)
“putin vladimir vladimirovich” (his full name, like if there are many different Putins around)
“putin must go” (it’s quite clear, right?)
“putin kabaeva” (they stilll want to know more about it)

The least we can say is, few users take Putin seriously. He is either a hero of tabloids, jokes and puns or someone people want to get rid of. Nobody wants to read his speeches, follow his blog (well, he has none anyway) or even learn about any of his proposals (most of them are too vague and populist to be taken seriously, too).

Written by Oleg Kozlovsky

May 25, 2010 at 01:02

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  1. People do not seem to be concerned with Putin’s political games, unlike Americans who are concerned with Obama’s. That’s all one can say about it.

    Leos Tomicek

    May 25, 2010 at 17:40

  2. When you type in “Obama is”, then the results get far more interesting:

    Obama is an idiot
    Obama is the antichrist
    Obama is a joke
    Obama is literally hitler
    Obama is the worst president ever
    Obama is a liar
    Obama is a muslim
    Obama is a socialist
    Obama is a communist
    Obama is a racist

    On the other hand, Putin seems quite a cool guy:

    Putin is a badass
    Putin is hot
    Putin is jewish
    Putin is awesome
    Putin is watching you

    Based on these Google results, I’d have Putin over Obama any day of the week!

    PS. Oh maybe, just maybe, this is just what Russian liberasts like Kozlovsky to express their loathing for Putin (who has a 70%+ approval rating amongst Russians) and their unconditional and undying love for all things foreign and especially American.

    Sublime Oblivion

    May 26, 2010 at 08:33

  3. LIBERAST Oleg Kozlovsky failed to prove anything.


    May 26, 2010 at 11:06

  4. I too fail to see the point of this post.

    Voice of Reason

    May 26, 2010 at 14:30


    How did you type “Putin is” into a Russian search engine when Russian has no word for “is”? Or did you type it into an English search engine, which of course would tell you what ENGLISH speakers are searching for, not Russians, the opposite of what Oleg was trying to achieve?

    Data from other countries, by the way, clearly shows that Putin’s Russia is hated by the world.


    America’s estimation is rapidly rising, while Russia languishes.

    It’s a pity you are not more conversant with basic facts, you make Russia look like a nation of fools with only the likes of you for her “defenders.”


    May 26, 2010 at 21:06

  6. “How did you type “Putin is” into a Russian search engine when Russian has no word for “is”?”

    In English, stupid slut!

    “Data from other countries, by the way, clearly shows that Putin’s Russia is hated by the world.”

    Oh, how surprising, you dummy ape! The most hated all around the world country is definitely the US — ask Serbs, Palestinians, or Iraqis what they think about Americans.

    “America’s estimation is rapidly rising, while Russia languishes.”

    It is just because of a magic of Obama (greatest US president ever), whom, quite ironically, most of dummy Americans hate.

    “It’s a pity you are not more conversant with basic facts, you make Russia look like a nation of fools with only the likes of you for her “defenders.””

    The most fool here are YOU, stupid LR slut.


    May 28, 2010 at 15:16

  7. GORDON:

    But Oleg typed IN RUSSIAN because he wanted to find out WHAT RUSSIANS THINK ABOUT PUTIN not what AMERICANS think about him. So Sublime Moron was not contradicting him, his results in English are totally irrelevant to Oleg’s point.

    You’re an illiterate neo-Soviet goon and you make Russia look like an nation of gorillas with only the likes of you for her “defenders” every time you open your fat, stupid, racist, sexist mouth.


    May 29, 2010 at 00:36

  8. All that has been showed is that Russians’ Google searching habits tend to be vacuous (Putin & kabaeva, eats children, etc), whereas Americans’ are just downright stupid (Obama is the antichrist, literally hitler, a muslim, a communist, etc).

    Sublime Oblivion

    May 29, 2010 at 04:18

  9. LR slut, shut up. If you want to see what Russians think about Putin, check his popularity index which is extremely high. Всосала, коза?

    No, that are precisely you who make US look as a nation of hysteric stupid apes. Хотя ты, дешевка, и не американка совсем.


    May 29, 2010 at 10:21

  10. Gordon, LR, stop calling names. If you want to act like kids, find another place for that.

    Oleg Kozlovsky

    May 29, 2010 at 12:08

  11. @ Oleg

    Les Russophobes deserve more hate and ridicule!

    Leos Tomicek

    May 30, 2010 at 03:28

  12. People would type in anything, it’s Google. A lot of the search terms make no sense at all, you don’t have to take it so seriously and definitely not judge people’s IQs based on those searches.

    Elena (Russianize This)

    June 16, 2010 at 12:47

  13. Ah, search engine queries, as I suspected Obama is a muslim-communist and Putin is a jew.


    July 2, 2010 at 18:57

  14. The discussion here is rather interesting but I think that it is more correct to compare not their personality, but their political, economic programs!!

    And speaking about the popularity index of Putin. Today taking into consideration current and sad situation, the ratings of Putin and also Medvedev are very Low! And I can prove it.

    And also it will be interesting to know what American people think about Putin’program, about Obama’s program and also about the current relationship between USA and Russia)

    Waiting for your answers)))


    February 14, 2012 at 08:59

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