While most of the other definitions on this topic are technically correct, none of them attribute the joke to its originator, Yakov Smirnoff, an actor and standup comedian who is pretty recent and also still alive.

I can't believe the contributors to this definition were so stupid that they think a joke by a comedian who was incredibly famous during the late 80s and is still very famous is actually a joke that just "comes from the internet"!
In soviet russia, contributors to internet sites probably know what they're talking about, because they don't here.
by maxwell tallman September 08, 2010
An internet fad/meme that essentially boils down to a reversal of the norm. As can be seen in the example below, while anywhere else You would tell a bad joke...
In Soviet Russia, bad jokes tells YOU.
by Thousandinone February 01, 2007
lame fad on message boards...
Eg:
In Soviet Russia, topics make you!
by 404Cutman August 24, 2003
place that has been building up a secret arsenal of big bombs and is holding them to take out capitalism tommorow
that soviet russia place sucks
by Anonymous March 28, 2003
A land filled with women who have hairy armpits and never bathe.
The men stink of vodka and oh yeah they never bathe either.
"You stink like a soviet. Go take a fuckin bath!"
by deliverance April 24, 2003

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