Yesterday - "mad Monday" - the culmination of the Cologne Carnival with its traditional celebratory procession. Day off. 12,000 participants and more than a million viewers. The weather, as is often the case in the Rhine capricious February, leaves much to be desired, but it does not affect the mood of jesters.
Every year passes almost the same scenario, but there are constant "variables" - the theme of satirical compositions. Political satire at the carnival is divided into three levels: local (the mayor, city council, corruption), federal (Chancellor, other politicians) and international.
Angela Merkel, the first in this section in its entirety, but then still decide pririsovat patriotic bra. In the autumn elections in Germany. Chancellor prepares for "plastic" surgery. Problem areas are marked and displayed.
In recent years, the international part of the most popular character was George Bush. Unfortunately, he left us. But Vladimir Vladimirovich, despite the change of positions, remained ...