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An ice cream in Russia called Obamka, translated into Little Obama, that portrays The US president Barack Obama as a little brown boy eating a choklad ice-cream, is causing diplomatic problems between the two nations. US officials complain it is racist, insulting and anti-american propaganda by the Russian government.
Obamka is made by the Russian ice-cream company Slavitsa and they recently released this new ice-cream in Tatarstan, Russia, causing a wave of laughter and mockery from Russian web surfers according RT.
- “Next up is ‘Erdoganka’ [Erdogan](cream-brûlée in milk chocolate) and ‘Merkelka’ [Merkel] (white ice in white chocolate,” one user wrote on Russian social media, coming up with more ideas for Russia’s Slavitsa ice-cream factory, which came up with the name.
But in America the ice-cream is causing an irritation.
“We are disappointed by the media-driven anti-Americanism that has become so prevalent in Russia over the past few years, particularly when it takes on a discriminatory or racist bent,” an unnamed US official was cited by the news agency as saying.