September 01, 2004

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On March, 13, 1985 the whole country did not work – former Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko was being buried. The event gave birth to a political joke: In the evening, a father was putting his little son to bed. Crying, the little boy asked why his favorite Good Night, Little Ones! was not being aired. “Chernenko died,” explained the father. “Which is that, Khryusha or Stepashka?” the boy replied.



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