More Russian Lies

This season's Russian grain harvest now amounts to 93 MMT as of October 6, off 39 million hectares, or 85% of the planted area.

That's 3 MMT more than the official government estimate for the entire crop, with 15% still left to be harvested.

Only last week did Russia's farm minister Yelena Skrynnik finally grudgingly raise her official estimate from 85 MMT to 90 MMT, and already she's been caught out trotting out another load of complete pants.

Still, here's a much more interesting fact.....

The word Skrynnik in Scrabble (obviously it has eight letters so you are using a letter already on the board) is worth what? That's right Yelena Skrynnik is worth a 69.