The always awesome Borepatch (you read him every day, right?) scours the web so you dont have to.
And today, he swung by the Castle with a wildly surreal blend of pin up art and Soviet propaganda. Evidently, yes, there was such a thing. The Volgi will love this, having lived there a time. And so will Puter, but not because of any socio-historical context. But because its gots girls.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.