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Official Russian reply to the British “shut up and go away”

To follow up on the British suggestion to Russia “to shut up and go away”: If the Russian Foreign Ministry reacted in its traditional polite fashion, the Ministry of Defense decided not to mince words and called the British Defense Minister an “uncouth shrew” and “intellectual impotent”. Major General Igor Konashenkov was charged with the duty to deliver the rebuke, thus acting as a bad cop. The rhetoric of