15 February 2013

Zhirinovsky: meteorite a new American weapon

There is a comical aspect in everything, as the recent large meteorite that fell in a lake near the Russian city of Chebarkul (Чебаркуль) near Chelyabinsk, proved without doubt. The chief clown of Russian politics, Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky, provided that aspect - again.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky explained that the unusual phenomenon in the skies over Ural was in reality an action of "provocateurs" and "warmongers". According to the politician, the alleged fall of the meteor was really a test of new weapon by the Americans.

Zhirinovsky added that the Secretary of State John Kerry tried to warn the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, February 11, but the latter was on an African trip. State Department announced on Thursday that Kerry failed to contact Lavrov for several days.

The Russain version of what happened in Ural doesn't satisfy Zhirinovsky. "As if we are some primitive tribe," he said with indignation. "What meteors? Nothing never falls nowhere. Cosmos - it is the Universe, there are laws of its own there," the politician declared.
So there, take it as you will.

As for the meteorite: according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the stone was quite large, between 10 and 30 (metric) tons and its speed was around 30-40 thousands kmh. Yep.

More about the clown.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, a rather small nuke. A large one would have left a biggish crater where that town was.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Zhirinovsky and Lurch could be twins, separated at birth. Perhaps Z even has Lurch's magic hat. At any rate, they should talk. While Lurch awaits the foreign minister's, uh, delayed call: http://tinyurl.com/d2hbhr4

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Ha. It looks that Kerry doesn't get a lot of respect in Moscow. Thanks for the link.