When Dmitry Zelenin was at a Kremlin reception recently, he was shocked to find a worm in his salad. Seeing the funny side of it, he took a photograph of it on his phone, and uploaded it to his Twitter feed.

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When Dmitry Zelenin, the governor of Tver Region, was at a Kremlin reception with President Dmitry Medvedev recently, he was shocked to find a worm in his salad. Seeing the funny side of it, he took a photograph of it on his phone, and uploaded it to his Twitter feed, with a pithy comment that the Kremlin liked to serve its salads extra-fresh.

All hell broke loose, with Kremlin officials thundering that he ought to be fired for such insolence.

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