"So much of the news this year  has been hopeless, depressing and above all confusing. To which the only response is 'Oh Dear' But what this film is going to suggest is that defeatist response has become a central part of a new system of political control and to understand how this is happening you have to look to Russia and to a man called Vladislav Surkov who is a hero of our time. Surkov is one of President Putin's advisors and has helped him maintain his power for fifteen years, but he has done it in a very new way. He came originally from the avant-garde art world and those who have studied his career say that what Surkov has done is import ideas from conceptual art into the very heart of politics."
"Ikea, with the help of ad agency Instinct, created a new website to launch its PS 2014 collection and the website is built entirely through Instagram. The agency released a short video to show how the Instagram site works. Each of the 34 items in the PS 2014 line has its own Instagram account so shoppers can take a closer look at the products and get inspired when decorating their own spaces at home."
(Katie Richards, 27 June 2014, Business Insider Inc.)
"As part of the zealous promotion for Russia's upcoming Sochi Olympics spectacular, the Moscow metro is offering an alternative to its ticket machines and their queues. It is combining a keep–fit theme and making an attractive offer to commuters; get some gain from the pain and ride the train for free."
(Euronews, 08 November 2013)
"Matchbox labels from the former Eastern bloc often display a remarkable degree of sophistication, elegance and artistic quality. They were, at a time, the most convenient,efficient and powerful medium for visual communications. Although they were produced under strict state–controlled production processes; that were aimed at exploiting them as a means of publicizing political initiatives, promoting public health and safety, and selling the communist ideal both at home and abroad, the artists used them as a vehicle to experiment with various imaginative ideas and artistic techniques, achieving truly stunning results."
(Guity Novin – گیتی نوین (ناوران) – ا)