Polite Green Men in Crimea (image) Uppsala University Share Print E-Mail Caption The image represents Russian military equipment stationed in Crimea and traditionally sporting endearing adjectives as names, such as the battleships Dobryi (Kind) and Zabotlivyi (Careful), the tank Nezhnyi (Tender), the Armored Personnel Carrier Laskovyi (Caressing), and the radar Vnimatel'nyi (Attentive). The tongue-in-cheek (stiob ) representation of the annexation of Crimea is the 'house style' of the pro-government. Credit © RIA Novosti and Vitalii Podvitskii http://ria.ru/caricature/20140917/1024499638.html Usage Restrictions The image may only be published in connection to reports about the research by M Suslov (or after contact with artist Vitalii Podvitskii). Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.