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    The Art Of An Olympic Boycott: Moscow 1980 Vs Sochi 2014

    These are some mean posters, comrades.

    OK, so a boycott of the Sochi Winter Games is not going to happen & was a terrible idea to begin with. But let's check out some common themes used in art by boycott advocates today and 34 years ago. Here's a parallel slalom for #Moscow1980 and #Sochi2014 boycott propaganda. Whoosh!

    #Moscow1980: Misha the mascot (with a friend)

    #Sochi2014: the three sad amigos mascots

    #Moscow1980: a Russian tank with rings

    #Sochi2014: a Russian helicopter with rings

    #Moscow1980: "May we assist you, please?"

    #Sochi2014: "May we assist you, please?"

    #Moscow1980: the Berlin Wall

    #Sochi2014: the Kremlin Wall

    #Moscow1980: Brezhnev the Entertainer

    #Sochi2014: Putin the Entertainer

    #Moscow1980: the swastika

    #Sochi2014: the swastikas

    #Moscow1980: the Olympic podium

    #Sochi2014: the Olympic podium

    #Moscow1980: barbed wire

    #Sochi2014: barbed wire

    #Moscow1980: all the sports you'll be missing

    #Sochi2014: all the sports you'll be missing

    #Moscow1980: Putin on a tank!

    #Sochi2014: Putin in a tank!

    #Rio2016: Putin in a tank on a tank

    #Moscow1980: adorable Brezhnev

    #Sochi2014: adorable Putin

    #SanFrancisco2042: adorable Putin à la Brezhnev

    #Moscow1980: bear surprise!

    #Sochi2014: bear surprise!

    Bear Surprise!

    #Moscow1980: the anarchist's noose

    #Sochi2014: the hangman's noose

    Moscow1980: rings as handcuffs

    #Sochi2014: rings as handcuffs

    #Sochi2014: & another message for our sponsors

    Remember, kids!

    But why?

    Words to live by: