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Apologetic thieves return Russian flag

Yesterday thieves returned a Russian flag to police that they stole from the Russian Embassy in Reykjavík on Friday night.

Fréttabladid wrote that the police started investigating the case immediately after the embassy’s staff reported the theft on Saturday morning. It soon turned out that a CCTV camera had filmed three young men stealing the flag. The thieves could easily be identified on the tape.

According to mbl.is, two of the thieves returned the stolen flag on Sunday and apologized to the Russian embassy. They were ashamed of their behavior, which to them had only been a silly prank caused by drunkenness. Both the Russian ambassador and the Icelandic government have taken this case seriously.

For another silly story from Iceland, click here.

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