One day in Chechnya
An American journalist was stopped at a Russian Checkpoint in a bullet-pocked suburb in Chechnya.
The Russian soldier said, "Get out of the car and open the trunk!"
The American replied, "I'm sorry, but the handbrake on the car is broken. I can't take my foot off the brake or it'll roll back down the hill."
So the Russian says, "Do you take me for a FOOL?!" as he slides into the passenger seat, and stamps his big boot onto the brake pedal.
"Now, go and open the trunk!"
So the journalist reluctantly complies with the soldiers request and goes and opens the trunk of the car.
"Now", shouts the Russian from inside the car, "Is there any contraband in there?"
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