Russian ambassadors joke that nation should take California and Miami: report

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If Russia is upset about economic sanctions placed on it after invading Crimea by the international community, its ambassadors aren’t showing it. An unauthenticated conversation between two of them includes a number of jokes about going after California and Miami, Florida.

“We’ve got Crimea, but that’s not [expletive] all folks. In the future we’ll damn well take your Catalonia and Venice, and also Scotland and Alaska,” said Russia’s ambassador to Eritrea, Igor Chubarov, The Guardian reported.


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At some point during the expletive-laced conversation, Russia’s ambassador to Zimbabwe and Malawi, Sergei Bakharev, agrees that they should leave the “Baltic [expletive]” alone and perhaps concentrate on some of America’s warmer regions.

“Exactly, Miamiland is [expletive] 95 percent Russian citizens,” said Amb. Chubarov, the Guardian reported. “We have a full right to hold a referendum.”

Mr. Bakharev then said that a referendum should also be held in London and both laugh, the Guardian reported.

The leaked recording comes just a day after Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov mocked the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts, saying that the U.S. should be quiet and “watch some sitcoms on television.”

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