The Business Insider Reports:
You know things are getting really bad when Sergei Lavrov blows his cool.
The Russian foreign minister is usually smooth as silk in public, shamelessly and effortlessly twisting, spinning, distorting, and lying on behalf of Vladimir Putin’s regime.
But this week, Lavrov was caught on camera — and on mic — sputtering a string of expletives during a joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.
It’s unclear what sparked Lavrov’s odd outburst — and it doesn’t really matter. The fact that it happened is a sign of the times.
The past couple weeks have witnessed a series of incidents that suggest that all is not well in the Kremlin elite.
Russian customs and health officials have staged quasi-ritualistic burnings of European cheese and other foodstuffs, as well as of Dutch flowers.
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