Flea Market Buy Lands Student in Russian Detention

A student has been detained by Russian officials after allegedly trying to fly home with Soviet-era war medals and old Russian currency.

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A University of Missouri-St. Louis student has been detained by Russian officials after allegedly trying to fly home with Soviet-era war medals and old Russian currency in her luggage, the Current reports. The bizarre tale involves the Chilean consulate (the woman is a citizen of Chile), possible jail time, a short-lived letter-writing campaign, involvement from Missouri bigwigs (governor, U.S. representatives, etc.), several dedicated Facebook groups (of course), and some pretty atrocious spelling errors by Russian law enforcement. Does anyone else smell a book deal brewing? —Alison Go