Bring Back the Gulag

After the Russian men’s hockey team was eliminated from medal contention last night by Finland, an angry fan suggested sending the team to Siberia.

As the majority of the Russian team currently makes its living in the NHL, I doubt the Siberia option is workable. Oh, how Russia longs for the good ole days when their dictators could sufficiently punish such a public loss. 

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