With the above header image used by myself and others, I thought I’d give due credit to Canada’s delegation at NATO for creating it. Aug 2014 saw the height of Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine. The Canadian tweet was prompted by the capture inside Ukraine of increasing numbers of Russian soldiers and the Kremlin’s less than convincing excuse for why this kept happening. Despite being captured many miles inside Ukraine, Russia said its soldiers had simply crossed the border “accidentally” whilst on patrol. The 39,000 retweets indicate few people believed this lack of direction which had suddenly inflicted the Russian army.
As you can see below, cartoonists also joined in the mocking of Russia’s soldiers and their apparent total lack of map reading prowess.