Learning Russian language is not simply learning painstakingly grammar rules and words that may or may not be relevant to you. If it were that straightforward, the Tower of Babel would be completed... Learning any foreign language entails thorough understanding of the culture of the people whose language you're learning, particularly, understanding its humour.
Russian humour is peculiar they say. Do you want to study some examples of Russian satire? One good place to start is a famous satirical magazine called "Krokodil". It was first published in 1922 and discontinued in 2000 after the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union.
As you can imagine, during USSR period political satire was quite a dangerous affair. However, Krokodil was given considerable freedom to lampoon political figures and events. Typical and safe topics for this were the lack of initiative and creativity promoted by the style of an average Soviet middle-bureaucrat, and the problems produced by drinking on the job by Soviet workers. Krokodil also ridiculed capitalist countries and attacked political, ethnic and religious groups that apparently opposed the Soviet system.
The topic of Soviet satire is a huge subject from which you can learn a lot about the life in the USSR, or at least, the aspects of life that was allowed to be criticised.
Without further ado, let's look at some of the examples of fascinating caricatures.