In Soviet Russia they love to joke about Soviet Russia.
Not sure about the educational value of this blog http://bearsandvodka.com/ but sure it has some good posts about life in Russia.
A couple of days ago I was watching the news and there was a piece about Putin's inauguration (I think). They interviewed a young man on the street in Moscow. He said "People had good reasons to vote for him. He is a grand, magnificent man. Hooray, hooray, hooray." (With a monotonous voice and completely straight face)
I thought "who ever said Russian people don't have a sense of humour?"
(No political statement intended, not interested in that)