Believe it or not, Kinder Surprise toys, Lego people, model soldiers, soft toys and toy cars are officially not ”citizens of Russia”.

(This surprising announcement was made when a petition was presented to hold a protest rally with 100 Kinder Surprise toys, 100 Lego people, 20 model soldiers, 15 soft toys and 10 toy cars. In one of the best quotes this year, Andrei Lyapunov, a spokesman said, ”As you understand, toys, especially imported toys, are not only not citizens of Russia but they are not even people,” ‘Neither toys nor, for example, flags, plates or domestic appliances can take part in a meeting.”

Darn it! And there was me hoping to get all the neighbour’s Hoovers round for the LEN AGM.)Source

I’ve had a brilliant thought! They should set up a protest with matryoshka dolls. No one would dare deny their citizenship.