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Basic Trope: A joke that goes along the lines of, "In some place, the subject does something to the object. In (Soviet) Russia, the object does it to the subject!"
- Straight: "In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, the Party finds you!"
- Exaggerated: "In Soviet Russia, (Disaster Dominoes) you!"
- Justified: The joke is a commentary on a real negative aspect of Soviet Russia.
- Inverted: "In Russia, you can always find a party. In Capitalist America, the party finds you!"
- Subverted: The line stars out "In Soviet Russia..." but what follows is a non-humorous observation that doesn't follow the format of the joke.
- Double Subverted: "...but in Red China, (noun) (verbs) you!"
- Parodied: "In Soviet Russia, A Winner Is You!"
- Deconstructed: A Soviet communist party or KGB (ex-)member hears the joke and is offended by it. Even worse if the KGB arrests the person for telling the joke.
- Or someone tells him that the joke does not make sense, even in context.
- Reconstructed: That same party/KGB member is able to laugh at himself.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: A Soviet citizen makes a positive commentary about America or an allied nation and leaves it at that.
- Enforced: "That Yakov Smirnoff guy sure was funny. Let's include a Shout-Out to him!"
- Lampshaded: "That doesn't even make any sense!"
- "Because that is the syntax of the language."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played For Laughs: Most of the time.
- Played For Drama: In Soviet Russia, party find you! but it's a party of bounty hunters.
In Soviet Russia, the main page goes back to you!
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