Funniest jokes about Russia (humor is the best weapon)

It has been almost three months since Russia invaded Ukraine for still unclear (and certainly unjustified) reasons. Since then, thousands of civilian lives have been lost, an epic refugee crisis is unfolding, and the unrest has triggered already unstable financial markets.

While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has truly risen to the occasion and elicited the sympathy, assistance and support of all the rest of the world, there is still no end in sight to this war.

So what is a spectator supposed to do? Some have volunteered to take up arms and go to Ukraine to fight (probably not a good idea, guys). Others donated to organizations like UNICEF, the Ukrainian Red Cross and Mercy Corps (it’s better than nothing). And others have plastered “Support Ukraine” banners on their social media profiles (that’s what we call performative activism, folks, and it’s useless). But if you really want to fight the big bad Vladimir Putin, what can you do?

Tell a joke. Seriously. Since the top brass in Russia have a penchant for brutally and inhumanely silencing people, the best thing you can do right now is share a hilarious joke about the former Soviet Union. We’ve made it easy for you by coming up with 10 treats that will make you laugh at Putin and his cronies, not with them. (He is really scary when he laughs.)

Without further ado, we present to you the funniest jokes about Russia – because humor is the best weapon when you have no weapons.