Shocking revelation: Putin didn’t really discover those ancient urns

Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov shatters all our dreams:  In an interview released late on Tuesday, Mr. Peskov said that the jugs had actually been found by archeologists during an expedition “several weeks or days before.” They were then placed in six feet of water where Mr. Putin, dressed in a wetsuit and trailed ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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Vladimir Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov shatters all our dreams

In an interview released late on Tuesday, Mr. Peskov said that the jugs had actually been found by archeologists during an expedition “several weeks or days before.” They were then placed in six feet of water where Mr. Putin, dressed in a wetsuit and trailed by cameramen, could find them.

“Naturally, they either left them there, or they put them there,” Mr. Peskov said. “This is completely normal. It is totally not a pretext for malicious joy and so forth.”

Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov shatters all our dreams

In an interview released late on Tuesday, Mr. Peskov said that the jugs had actually been found by archeologists during an expedition “several weeks or days before.” They were then placed in six feet of water where Mr. Putin, dressed in a wetsuit and trailed by cameramen, could find them.

“Naturally, they either left them there, or they put them there,” Mr. Peskov said. “This is completely normal. It is totally not a pretext for malicious joy and so forth.”

I just don’t know what to believe anymore. Next Peskov is going to tell us this tiger was pre-tranquilized.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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