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‘Intense Russophobia’: US activist advises companies not to insure Russian ambassador’s life

Published time: 11 Jul, 2017 08:10

Edited time: 11 Jul, 2017 08:12

An odd tweet from an American LGBT and women’s rights activist that warned Russian insurance companies not to cover the life of Russia’s US ambassador has prompted a robust response from the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.

In a Facebook post, Maria Zakharova said the tweet showed “the intensity of Russophobia that has overwhelmed the United States.”

“I do not even hope that Amy will ever learn about who Sergey Kislyak is and how much he personally has done to save Russian-American relations when the Obama administration announced its isolation crusade against Russia,” the spokeswoman noted.

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Word to the wise for Russian insurance companies: don’t sell Kislyak life insurance.

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“But I very much hope that Amy will never learn what the American diplomats were doing, for example, in a number of countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and, of course, in Ukraine,” Zakharova fired back, adding, “otherwise, it can provoke a crisis of the American insurance system.”

The activist, Amy Siskind, who posted the tweet on Saturday, appears to be suggesting that Kislyak’s life could be in danger once he returns to Russia after his tenure.

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