The Russian dog meme typically features a photograph or video of a dog, often a breeds such as Samoyed or Laika, dressed in Soviet-era military attire, or with a Soviet-era propaganda poster or emblem superimposed over the image. The russian dog meme is often used to make jokes about Russian culture and the Soviet era, or to mock the Russian government and its leaders. It is popular on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The dog is often portrayed as being fiercely loyal and tough, and a strong supporter of the country, with a hint of irony or sarcasm intended. The image is often accompanied by a caption or a tagline in broken English or Russian.