Barack Obama Banned from Russian Store that Sells Honey

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.