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How Two Russian Grandmothers Turned Into An Internet Sensation

The Russian government got more than it bargained for when it slapped down a bunch of cadets for uploading a spoof dance video

When cadets at an aviation academy recorded themselves dancing to Italian DJ Benny Benassi’s pop sensation “Satisfaction,” the authorities accused them of immorality and threatened them with expulsion. But it only provoked the kind of viral protest the government hates: dozens of Russians, among them Natalia and Ksenia, recorded their own videos in support. And it was the government that found itself out of step.