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Russia: ‘Our people in Salisbury’ board game released02:54

Russia: ‘Our people in Salisbury’ board game released

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 22, 2019 at 17:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

A board game called 'Our people in Salisbury,' based on the alleged nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, which resulted in the death of a British citizen, has gone on sale in Russia for 119 roubles (about 1.8 dollars).

The game is based on the movements of those suspected of carrying out the attack, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom the UK in absentia charged with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, as well as use of the nerve agent Novichok.

"As it is fashionable to say there is Russophobia in the West at the moment," Development manager Mikhail Bober, said, adding "so we decided to make our humorous answer for our Western neighbours by creating a board game, where our compatriots walk freely in Europe and explore the sights."

"You need to move in tandem in the game and earn the minimum amount of penalty points. When the pair reach the finish line - Salisbury, the one with the minimum number of penalty points wins," Bober said, describing the rules of the game.

"The attitude towards our great country has greatly deteriorated after this scandal. So out of a sense of patriotism we chose Moscow and Europe [to be put on the game board]. And our idea was that there would be a symbolic bridge between Russian and Britain, the West," game designer Nikita Filipov said.

Resident of nearby town Amesbury Dawn Sturgess died of alleged Novichok poisoning when her partner, Charlie Rowley, gave her a bottle of perfume suspected of containing the agent used in the attack. Rowley survived the poisoning.

On March 4, 2018 Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury, Great Britain. The UK has continued to hold Moscow responsible for the incident, while Kremlin has denied any involvement in the affair.

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A board game called 'Our people in Salisbury,' based on the alleged nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, which resulted in the death of a British citizen, has gone on sale in Russia for 119 roubles (about 1.8 dollars).

The game is based on the movements of those suspected of carrying out the attack, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom the UK in absentia charged with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, as well as use of the nerve agent Novichok.

"As it is fashionable to say there is Russophobia in the West at the moment," Development manager Mikhail Bober, said, adding "so we decided to make our humorous answer for our Western neighbours by creating a board game, where our compatriots walk freely in Europe and explore the sights."

"You need to move in tandem in the game and earn the minimum amount of penalty points. When the pair reach the finish line - Salisbury, the one with the minimum number of penalty points wins," Bober said, describing the rules of the game.

"The attitude towards our great country has greatly deteriorated after this scandal. So out of a sense of patriotism we chose Moscow and Europe [to be put on the game board]. And our idea was that there would be a symbolic bridge between Russian and Britain, the West," game designer Nikita Filipov said.

Resident of nearby town Amesbury Dawn Sturgess died of alleged Novichok poisoning when her partner, Charlie Rowley, gave her a bottle of perfume suspected of containing the agent used in the attack. Rowley survived the poisoning.

On March 4, 2018 Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury, Great Britain. The UK has continued to hold Moscow responsible for the incident, while Kremlin has denied any involvement in the affair.

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