Satire

ANDREA MARTINEZ

Putin-Ray Parody

The artist uses the famous Ray Charles and his famous song "Georgia on My Mind" as his inspiration for this cartoon. Ray Charles was a famous singer from the 1950's; he was known for soul music and his fusions of music genres. This allusion of the life of Ray Charles ridicules Russian President Vladimir Putin and his ideas on the addition of the Crimean Peninsula to Russia. Russia's taking over of the Crimean Peninsula was executed with what seemed to be without resistance hence the part of his song "No response you find when I invade Ukraine." This cartoon was created with the intent to stir up action and create interest in the subject of Russia's current affairs.