Military outraged by crash cartoon
The Russian military is condemning cartoons about a military plane crash published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said: “It is humiliating for a normal person even to pay attention to this labored filth.” Sunday’s crash killed all 92 people on board, including members of the Russian army choir. One of the cartoons depicts a singer in the falling aircraft wailing ‘aaaa’ with the inscription: “The repertoire of the Red Army Choir is expanding.”
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