Comedian Idrak Mirzalizade was sentenced to 10 days in jail for a joke about Russians

The Tagansky Court of Moscow has appointed comedian Idrak Mirzalizadeh for 10 days of administrative arrest under the article on inciting ethnic hatred. This was reported by the Moskva agency with reference to the lawyer Sergei Badamshin.

The reason for the administrative case was Mirzalizade’s performance in the “Acceleration” program in March 2021. The comedian talked about the difficulties faced by people of non-Slavic appearance when renting an apartment, and  joked about the Russians .

At the trial, the comedian pleaded not guilty. He assured that his speech opposite was aimed at ridiculing xenophobia. Mirzalizadeh also apologized to everyone who could be offended by the joke.

https://t.me/moscownewsagency/36011

Earlier Mirzalizade  stated that his statement about the Russians was criticized, taking out of context, by the TV channel “Tsargrad” and TV presenter Vladimir Soloviev. After that, according to the comedian, he received several thousand threats on the Internet, and was also attacked in Moscow. Mirzalizade said two people hit him and demanded an apology for his joke.

(c)MEDUZA 2021

9 comments

  • Poor thinned skinned Russians need a sense of humour transplant. Here are a couple to get you laughing.

    “Why did the Russian official commit suicide? He was so distraught about disappointing Vladimir Putin that he shot himself in the back of the head, twice.”

    “Vladimir Putin is my favorite magician. He makes his opponents disappear.”

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    • Two western Ukrainian neighbors were standing on hills and shouting to each other.
      The first one said, “Hello friend, did you hear about the Russian Sputnik accident?”
      The second one said, “No, I didn’t hear about an accident.”
      The first one said, “Yes, a big explosion and 2 Moskali died.”
      The second one said, “Only 2?”
      ;))

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    • An old Ukrainian is cleaning his hunting rifle one day when his grandson runs in
      “Grandfather, the radio says that the Russians have gone into space!”
      “All of them?” he asks, putting down his rifle.
      “No, only one.”
      He starts cleaning the rifle again.
      😉

      A recent joke from eastern Ukraine
      Two friends meet, both native Russian speakers – as is everyone in this region – but one speaks Russian, and the other insists on speaking Ukrainian.

      Why are you speaking Ukrainian? asks one friend. Are you afraid Ukrainian nationalists will come and kill you?

      No, comes the reply. I’m afraid if Putin hears me speaking Russian, he will come to ‘protect’ my rights!
      😉

      Q: What is long and hard that a Ukrainian woman gets on her wedding night?
      A: A last name.
      😉

      An American, a Russian, and a Ukrainian are flying together in a small plane
      The American gets up, goes to the window (it’s not *that* small a plane) pulls a wad of money out of his pocket, and throws it out the window.

      “In America, we have plenty of money. We can just throw it away.”

      The Russian, not to be outdone, rummages in his carry-on bag, pulls out a beautiful fur coat, and throws it out the window.

      “In Russia, we have plenty of furs. We can just throw them away!”

      The Ukrainian gets up, picks up the Russian, throws him out the window.

      “In Ukraine, we have plenty of Russians!”
      😉

      A Russian and a Ukrainian go fishing together. They catch a talking goldfish, and she grants them 3 wishes if they let her go
      The Russian says: we used my fishing rod, so I get first 2 wishes.
      First: I want all the *insert some racial slurs* out of my glorious country.
      Second: I want a big wall around Russia, nobody can cross.

      Then Ukrainian has a dialogue with the fish
      – Is the wall done?
      – Yes
      – Is it strong and durable?
      – Yes
      – Nobody can climb it?
      – Nobody
      – And nobody but Moskali inside?
      – Yes
      – Great! Then fill it up with shit up to the edges!
      😉

      Ok, Shoigu, come and get me….;-P

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      • Somewhere in Ukraine:
        A Jew, a Muslim, a Ukrainian Orthodox Christian and a Lutheran walk into a bar….
        What a marvellous example of an integrated community!

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        • Let me guess;
          The Muslim was the owner
          The Jew was the manager
          The Christian was the customer
          and the Lutheran was writing the rules…
          ? ;))

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          • Good answer! It could have been that way!
            I was inspired by many (these days unfortunately frowned upon) English jokes that begin: an Englishman, an Irishman, a Rabi and a Pakistani walk into a bar….
            In Britain, what I would call ‘good’ Muslims in fact drink. I had a close friend who was a British Pakistani and I went to his wedding, which was a traditional affair. But many guests drank lots of wine. It had been me who had organised his very boozy stag party.
            In Ukraine, Tatars and Azeris often drink, as do Tajiks. Jews can stroll around any Ukrainian city in full religious regalia and not be attacked. Many cities have annual concerts featuring ethnic minorities. I myself saw one in Mykolaiv oblast. There was music and dance from Georgians, Azeris, Krym Tatars, Odessa Jews, Menonites, Bulgars, Roma, Hutsuls etc.

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            • Many years ago I asked my wife something like that and she answered, “We Ukrainians like everyone, even half of us like Russians!”

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              • She was probably right at the time. Ukrainians are pragmatic people. Ask her what percentage like rooskies now? My guess would be around 15%; the hard core of putinazi scum that form the voter base of Medvedchuk’s shitshow. I think they all need to be kicked out of the country in order for there to be peace and security.

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  • stanleyankiewicz

    VLADIMIR Putin, wanting to get on the good side of voters, goes to visit a school in Moscow to have a chat with the kids. He talks to them about how Russia is a powerful nation and how he wants the best for the people.

    At the end of the talk, there is a section for questions, so Little Sasha puts her hand up and asks, “I have two questions. Why did the Russians take Crimea? And why are we sending troops to the Ukraine?”

    Putin says, “Good questions,” but just as he is about to answer, the bell goes and the kids go to lunch.

    When they come back, they sit back down and there is room for some more questions.

    Another girl, Misha, puts her hand up and says, “I have two questions. Why did the bell go 20 minutes early? And where is Sasha?”

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