Putin seems to have lost his sense of humor over plans for an event August 17 in support of federaization (i.e. greater autonomy) for Siberia. According to reports on RFERL, a Siberian absurdist who holds an annual “Monstration” is rallying Siberians, in homage to the drumbeat for autonomy in Ukraine. Putin, who has often occupied the commanding heights of absurdist humor vis-a-vis the decadent West over the last year or so, has apparently reverted to thuggish threats against this “provocation.” Relax a little, Vlad. Just wait until Xi Jinping decides to annex Kamchatka!