Russian teenagers gloat about foiling airport security

And they were never heard from again.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Published Dec 1, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 2:24 am CDT

Here in the United States, airport security is pretty restrictive. Even if you’re a legitimate passenger, clutching your ticket whose price exceeds the gross national product of a mid-sized European nation, you’re still subjected to a rigorous and invasive security process. If you aren’t a paying customer, you can’t access anything—including the restaurant options—on the other side of the security gate without being sent to Guantanamo Bay.

In Russia, however, things appear to be a bit more lax.

A trio of Russian teenagers not only evaded security at Pulkovo International Airport in St. Petersburg, they then rubbed their noses in it on a public forum. Wearing yellow safety vests and the national stern-face of Russia, the three future inmates of a decaying Kremlin prison posted selfie after illegal selfie to VK, Russia’s largest social network. The photos showed the teenagers standing on the ice-covered runways and even sitting inside a dormant aircraft.

In America, airport security is inside you (both figuratively and literally). In Soviet Russia, you are inside of airport security (and beyond).

H/T Brobible / Image via Aeroflot Airbus A320/Flickr

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*First Published: Dec 1, 2014, 5:11 pm CST