The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and Crimea has brought out the webagandists in strength, producing some imaginative organic political imagery. Not surprisingly social media has been the channel of dissemination particularly through Twitter, Facebook and the other current crop of popular sites.
attacks the Ukrainian Euromaidan movement as Western-sponsored right-wing fascists, the rather predictable homegrown response is to portray Putin as a new Hitler and to compare the annexation of Crimea by Russia with Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland and Austria in the late 1930's.
"Putin, hands off Ukraine!"
A beautifully drawn image by a Ukrainian tattoo artist of Putin as Hitler.
"No to Putalin!, No to the USSR!" Although marginally less clichéd than the Hitler-Putin depictions this may not resonate so clearly with the former countries of the Soviet Union.
Parody cartoon of the famous photograph taken during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
February 2014 the world's eyes are on the Russian winter Olympics held at Sochi. The following month the Olympic rings turn into tank tracks as Russian troops enter Crimea.
Suggesting that numerous pro-Russian demonstrations were actually stage-managed. The same woman appearing at different demonstrations at different locations and different times.
Russian media claimed that thousands of Ukraine's were fleeing Crimea to Russia. These false claims were backed up using images of the Ukraine/Polish border.
Reflecting on the claims of Russian state media.
"Don't panic! Get organised!"
On the background of the Ukrainian flag and next to the Ukrainian national emblem, this simply says "Together" or "United".
Ukraine's interim Government sought the arrest of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, leading to several mocked up "Wanted" posters circulating the internet.
The above two images comment on the legality of Putin's Crimea referendum.
Using the style of a Monopoly board game, what are Putin's future intentions?