The 2011-2012 campaign in Russia provided ample material for political satire, which due to censorship of traditional media found a home on the Internet. “Citizen and Poet” is a brilliant example. The poet Dmitry Bykow regularly reinterpreted the works of Russian and other classic poets and used the late poets’ words to comment on the previous day’s events. The actor Michail Efremov presented the parodies in a series of videos. In addition to laughter, the videos also had a role in generating an interest in politics among young Runet users. The project was originally broadcast on the Internet TV station “Rain” but was pulled after five episodes, presumably because of the dicey political content. The F5.ru online platform currently holds first broadcast rights.