(Overheard in the Kremlin by our secret source)
World Cup’s going well, Boss. Good one!
Yeah, but it makes me nervous when the Western media says good things about us. Doesn’t feel right.
Well, we could get them back to normal, Boss.
Let’s do the novichok thing again. I know we got the formula wrong the last time but I just got the book from Amazon so we can make it properly this time.
What do you mean?
Well, we could put some in a syringe or something and drop it in the park and maybe someone would find it. Then they’d have to stop talking about what a great World Cup we put on and how everybody’s telling their friends how great Russia is.
Could be good for a laugh I suppose. You know, it’s really tiring organising elections around the world as well as writing all the scripts for the nightly news at home; I could use a good laugh. Always wanted to see Boris Johnson with his hair on fire. Do it.
OK Boss. Consider it done. And it’s a great distraction from the real plot.
Yes it is and isn’t that going well? What a brilliant idea to invent Durakchok and spray it around Western government offices. They’re getting stupider by the minute. And, in the long run, stupid loses.