From Russia, with bile, while Sasquatch lurks
Three links while you wait for tonight's hockey game, where, mercifully, Russia won't be on the ice against Canada. As Trueslant.com's Julia Ioffe notes from Moscow, the reaction to yesterday's Canada men's win over Russia has been as brutal as you might expect:
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Cathal Kelly rounds it all up back at the home office, noting a Pravda editorial from before the game that has been making the rounds.The city of Tomsk held a moment of silence. “Because of disgraceful performance of our team I’m afraid to approach TV-set,” tweeted Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s envoy to NATO. “How on earth could we have blown it so disastrously in hockey?”
But Pravda, which has morphed into kind of a Russian Weekly World News, has come back with an exclusive - "Canadian researcher snaps Sasquatch in Vancouver", after "Canadian cryptozoologist Randy Brisson" snapped Bigfoot, reassuredly noting the big lug was "quite far from sports objects":
Brisson assured his Russian colleagues that it was a photo of the legendary Bigfoot, or Sasquatch. The popularity of the mythical creature has won it the honor to become a symbol and a mascot of Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Mr. Brisson’s photo may mean that the mascots ramble somewhere in the woods of the Olympic city.