Conspiracy theory by Russians regarding satellite collision

From: Thomas Goodey (
Date: Thu Mar 05 2009 - 01:56:35 UTC

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    On 4 Mar 2009 at 15:09, wrote:
    > These stories are not meant for the rest of the world. They are meant
    > for consumption by the base Russian population. Local rags in Russia
    > are more along the lines of the National Enquirer... Just keep in mind
    > this is not for our consumption. 
    In Russian this is called "vranyo". The closest word we know is "blarney", 
    although it is not really close. See for example
    or google "vranyo".
    It is one of the most characteristic manifestations of the Russian mind.
    Thomas Goodey
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