I definitely see this as just another in a looong series of similar irrelevant (as such) stunts only aimed at bolstering russians' image of their own country. For a decade or so the Russian media has been trying to paint a picture of Russia as the good savior of all mankind, secretly thwarting the evil plans of "America". They are a sick bunch, still just beginning to recover from WWII and Stalin's iron fist that killed tens of millions of their own people.
I feel sorry for them.
-Mikael from Finland
Ever wonder why all the planets have such different composition? The moon could not have come from the same lump as Earth, nor could the other planets. This is a divine hint: "I'm here, are you listening?"
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