Last October, I ran a "Canada Needs A New Motto" contest in which I solicited your ideas for fun, off-beat mottos for our neighbor to the north.
Well, Russia has been in the news lately, and I thought it would be fitting to have a "Russia Needs A New Motto" contest.
Here's my challenge: what are some fun, offbeat mottos for Russia? [Shown, at left, is a Vlad Putin action figure I got when I was in Moscow last summer. He looks pretty calm here.]
Here are my favorite suggestions so far:
- "Russia: It's about time we acted like a superpower."
- After its activities in the Caucasus this week, Russia's motto should be "Putin' on the Blitz." (With apologies to Irving Berlin.)
- Russia's new theme song certainly is "Georgia On My Mind." (With apologies to Ray Charles.)
- "Russia: For those of you who are nostalgic for the Cold War, we thought we'd help you reminisce!"
- "Russia: Your endless supply of brides and orphans."
- "Russia: We Put the Putsch in Pushkin."
- Russia: You knew we were Russia when you let us in."
- "Russia: Home of the mail-order bride."
- "Russia: where you can find your wife without ever going."
- "Change You Can Count On" (No, wait - that's been taken.)