Putin didn’t pull any punches before last week’s presidential election. He came up with the most extreme attack ad imaginable. It’s called Apocalypse Tomorrow, and it does what it says on the tin:
The story is pretty obvious from the pictures: the fate of Russia without Putin. By March, the liberals and the fascists have allied to form a government. Activists divide up Russian corporations between them. There are strikes, hyperinflation, famine, riots. An Islamic Caliphate forms in the North Caucasus. Georgia invades, takes over the 2014 winter olympics. Opposition leader Navalny flees to the US, where his memoir wins him both the Nobel Peace and Literature prizes. Russia, meanwhile, is in a state of civil war.