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Oleg Atbashian


March 21, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Some Russians are taking sanctions imposed on their country by the Obama administration with a grain of salt (or a spoon of honey, as the case may be) and imposing their own improvised sanctions in return.

In one example, this Russian-language sign just appeared on the entrance door to a small store in Moscow called “Myod,” which sells honey products. Translated into English, it says:


U.S. President Barack Obama has been denied the right
to enter the Honey Store.
Management of the Honey Store



The reflection in the glass reveals a photographer wearing a Russian fur hat, against the background of a snow-covered street.

The lettering above the sign provides the store’s street address and website,, which lists their products as “high quality bee pollen, ambrosia, royal jelly, beeswax, and propolis,” gives directions (two minutes on foot from the airport metro station), and shows pictures of the interior.


A humorous sign inside the store says, “Citizens with bears are served ahead of the line,” referring to the stereotypical view of bears as honey aficionados. The website also has a discriminatory warning: “Customers with kangaroos are not allowed.”

Online purchases are not available either.


Oleg Atbashian, a writer and graphic artist from the former USSR, is the author of Shakedown Socialism, of which David Horowitz said, "I hope everyone reads this book."  In 1994 he moved to the U.S. with the hope of living in a country ruled by reason and common sense, appreciative of its freedoms and prosperity. To his dismay, he discovered a nation deeply infected by the leftist disease of "progressivism" that was arresting true societal progress. Oleg is the creator of a satirical website, which Rush Limbaugh described on his show as "a Stalinist version of The Onion."

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Love the idea of a honey store. How little we actually hear about the ordinary life, including the economic life, of other countries.
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Yes, Russians are very health conscious and enjoy natural products. It contributes to their healthy lifestyle-- or it would if not for all the cigarettes, vodka, and driving like insane maniacs on acid.
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Barack Obama is the best friend they got.
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