'''Basic Trope''': A joke that goes along the lines of, "X usually does Y. Here, Y does X." "X" is usually, though not always, "you."
* '''Straight''': "In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, the Party finds you!"
** "In Soviet Russia, (DisasterDominoes) you!"
** "In Soviet Russia, [[FoodEatsYou food/water eats/drinks you!]]"
** "In Soviet Russia, cars drive you!"
** "In Soviet Russia, ''[[MindScrew life lives you]]''!"
* '''Downplayed''': "In America, you joke about Russia. In Soviet Russia, it jokes about you!"
* '''Justified''': The joke is a commentary on [[TruthInTelevision a real aspect of Soviet Russia]] that the teller dislikes.
** "In Russia, you can always find a party. In capitalist America, the Party finds you!"
** "In Russia, you might rob a bank. In capitalist America, bank robs you!"
** The joke may be complimentary, for example: "In Russia, you serve the government. [[EagleLand In democratic America, the government serves you!]]"
* '''Subverted''': The line begins, "In Soviet Russia..." but then comes a non-humorous observation that doesn't follow the format of the joke.
* '''Double Subverted''': "...but in RedChina, (noun) (verbs) you!"
** "In Soviet Russia, AWinnerIsYou!"
** Alice tells the joke to Bob. "In America, you joke about Russia. In Soviet Russia, it jokes about you!" Then a ''sentient'' USSR flag enters, saying "In Alice, you joke about me. In Bob, I joke about you!"
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Someone makes a variety of observations related to Soviet Russia -- only some of which are humorous Russian Reversals.
** "...and in capitalist America, [[MindScrew (verb) (nouns) you!]] [[RunningGag And in North Korea, ]][[MindScrew (noun) yous (verb)!]] [[OverlyLongGag And in Great Britain, you (noun) (verb)! And in Cuba, (noun) (adjectives) (verb)! And in South Korea, (adjective) you (verbs)! And in...]]"
* '''Averted''': A Soviet citizen speaks positively about America or an allied nation and leaves it at that.
* '''Enforced''': "That Yakov Smirnoff guy sure was funny. Let's include a ShoutOut to him!"
** "That doesn't even make any sense!"
** "Because that is the syntax of the language."
* '''Invoked''': People are talking about politics near Bob, a fan of Yakov. Guess what happens next.
* '''Exploited''': Bob's rival mocks him for trying to [[ForcedMeme revive a dead horse of a joke.]]
* '''Defied''': "In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia -- wait, that joke is now a DiscreditedMeme."
* '''Discussed''': "So, in CommieLand, is almost any situation the equal and opposite inverse of what it would be like in the free world?"
* '''Conversed''': [[WereStillRelevantDammit "I'm surprised they keep trotting out that joke.]] [[CaptainObviousAesop We know how much less free Communist states were."]]
* '''Implied''': Alice has a reputation for telling such jokes, though we never see or hear her doing so.
** A Soviet Communist Party or KGB (ex-)member hears the joke [[DudeNotFunny and takes offense to it.]] Even worse if the [[StateSec KGB]] [[DisproportionateRetribution arrests whoever told the joke.]]
** Or someone tells him that [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the joke makes no sense, even in context.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': That same Party/KGB member [[ActuallyPrettyFunny proves he can laugh at himself.]]
%%* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played for Drama''': In Soviet Russia, party finds you! But it's a party of bounty hunters.
In Soviet Russia, [[RussianReversal the main page goes back to you!]]