I am not making this up, although I’m sure someone did. I stumbled over a Russian-language page devoted to old propaganda pictures of a prurient nature, including this “photograph” of Leon Trotsky conducting a public whipping. The Soviets practically invented the concept of “fun with Photoshop” — only they did it with scissors and paste and paintbrushes and photographic negatives. Impossible to say whether this image is a modern whimsy or a Soviet relic:
A memorable image regardless.
Update: Here’s the picture it was photoshopped from.