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Medvedev in mystery super hero poster chafes Kremlin
俄羅斯總統成「美國隊長」 惹惱克里姆林宮

A lady passes a mysterious poster showing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev dressed in the costume of the superhero Captain America: The First Avenger with the slogan “Captain Russia: The First Ruler” in central Moscow last Tuesday.

Photo: AFP

A mysterious poster depicting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as Captain America, a skinny kid turned comic super hero, appeared last Tuesday in Moscow causing Kremlin irritation.

Wearing a black leather jacket and leather gloves, the Russian president is shown in a spoof movie poster for Captain America: The First Avenger, a movie which hit US screens earlier last month.

The words “Captain Russia: The First Ruler” are emblazoned across the Moscow poster.

Instead of a shield the comic superhero holds in the movie poster, the Russian president is depicted with a huge iPad in his hands.

The Kremlin and the government have been touchy about attempts to hijack the images of Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

A Kremlin official, speaking on condition of anonymity, called the stunt “some sort of stupidity.”

The movie Captain America: The First Avenger tells the story of a skinny kid who is selected for a top secret process which transforms him into a hero with the body of a Greek god who is sent on a mission to fight against the Nazis.











1. touchy adj.

敏感的 (min2 gan3 de5)

例: Don’t be so touchy. It was just a joke.


2. hijack v.

冒用 (mao4 yong4)

例: The hacker hijacked my identity, and used the

information to gain access to all my bank accounts.


3. stunt n.

花招 (hua1 zhao1)

例: Many considered the move a publicity stunt.


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