Russian FSB agents mistake ‘The Sims’ for SIM cards at alleged Nazi evidence factory

On Monday, April 25, Russian authorities announced that they had stopped an assassination attempt by a group of six Ukrainian neo-Nazis who allegedly planned to kill Vladimir Solovyov, who is essentially the Sean Hannity of Russian news. FSB agents claimed to have recovered evidence from the home of the potential killers, including “an improvised explosive device, eight Molotov cocktail-type improvised incendiary devices, six PM pistols, a sawed-off shotgun, an RGD-5 grenade, more than a thousand cartridges of various calibers, drugs, false Ukrainian passports” and “nationalist literature and paraphernalia”.

The FSB released photographs of this evidence, which contain curious details:

Let’s zoom in:

Is… 3 copies of The Sims? Included among Nazi paraphernalia?

Weird flex, but good. Eliot Higgins, founder of investigative research group Bellingcat, offered another theory: It was a false flag or evidence factory to push the “Ukrainian Nazi” war excuse, but someone one made a mistake.

I want to believe it’s true, because it’s amazing.

Russia appears to be confusing ‘The Sims’ with SIM cards in possible staged assassination attempt [Evan Simko-Bednarski / NY Post]

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