The Phantom of Moscow: Netz mocks Putin
One is celebrated, the other mocked: After the Phantom of Kyiv, a pilot who is said to have knocked out six Russian jets, the Phantom of Moscow is now going viral on social networks.
He’s a social media hero: the Phantom of Kyiv. This is a Ukrainian fighter pilot who is said to have brought down six Russian jets with his “MiG-29 Fulcrum”. But a phantom is also up to mischief on the Russian side. It said on Twitter: “The CIA has released a photo of the Phantom of Moscow. This destroyed the Russian economy within a week.” There is also a picture of Vladimir Putin.
Meme goes viral
The photo is a meme, i.e. a joke on the Internet. This has gone viral in the last few days – it has been shared thousands of times on Twitter, Reddit and Instagram.