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Kremlin Chief Of Staff supports namesake who was denied sneakers in US shop
Posted on 04/05/2014 6:03:07 PM PDT by goldstategop
MOSCOW, April 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Kremlin presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov wrote a letter to his namesake who had been denied the right to buy sneakers in an American online shop because of the U.S. sanctions against Russian officials. US imposes sanctions on 20 Russian officials
Dear namesake and fellow citizen! I was surprised to find out that the sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration, including against me, have created certain inconveniencies for you. Your parcel was delayed and the U.S. Post showed that it could place ignorance and corporate zeal above elementary logic. We may face such farce again as there are tens of thousands of Sergei Ivanovs in the country. But I am sure that we will overcome these inconveniencies together. Besides, your case gave us a good example of how even the worst American sanctions can be bypassed, the Kremlin official wrote in his letter, the Rossiya 1 television channel said on Saturday, April 5.
A Metro newspaper employee in St. Petersburg by the name of Sergei Ivanov had ordered a pair of sneakers in an American online shop, but his order was cancelled. The shop provided him with a notice saying that his last name, name and surname had been included in the list of persons who could not be sent any mail in the United States. He was erroneously taken for his namesake Sergei Ivanov from the Kremlin administration. To solve the problem, the order was made again in a new name and eventually delivered to Russia.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Russia
KEYWORDS: humor; itartass; johnsmith; russia; sanctions; sergeiivanov; usps
The US sanctions against the Kremlin have turned out to have an unintended and quite amusing effect. Apparently in putting Kremlin presidential Chief Of Staff Sergei Ivanov on its boycott list, the Obama Administration apparently overlooked the fact Sergei Ivanov is as common a male name in Russia... as John Smith would be a common American male name in the US! USPS thinks all Russian Sergei Ivanovs work in the Kremlin. This one was too good to be true.
There must be a maximum IQ, above which you are barred from Government “service”.
posted on 04/05/2014 6:10:08 PM PDT
by Navy Patriot
(Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
I swear we have children in charge in Washington DC.
posted on 04/05/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT
Putin Will Rue The Day He Messed With Barry...
posted on 04/05/2014 6:15:26 PM PDT
by Iron Munro
(The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
I know I feel safer. Thanks, Obama!
There isn’t anyone in Obama’s administration that isn’t evil or mentally defective.
posted on 04/05/2014 7:02:24 PM PDT
Well, I guess we showed them!
posted on 04/05/2014 7:11:28 PM PDT
(Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
No kicks for you!
posted on 04/05/2014 7:40:38 PM PDT
(Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
"...and no Tetris, Vodka, T.a.T.u. CDs, or dash cam for 2 weeks"
posted on 04/05/2014 11:31:57 PM PDT
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