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Saturday, 11 August 2007

Russians suffer 'Titanitc' embarrassment

The Russians' recent move to claim sovereignty over part of the Arctic ocean-floor revealed itself as not only an assertion of Russian power (and energy-resource grabbing), but as somewhat farcical now that it is revealed that some of the images used by a state-controlled Russian television channel to 'report' this event were in fact taken straight from the film 'Titanic'.

Tempting as it might be to snigger at this crude manipulation of commercial film footage for political propaganda purposes it is yet another signal of the danger which a resurgent Russia under 'Tsar' Putin represents; the man is dangerous.

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