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Russian teenagers gloat about foiling airport security

And they were never heard from again.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

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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