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“As the investigation continued we realized that the whole thing was a big-time provocation,” investigators Artyom Ranchenkov said on the Special Correspondent program on Rossiya 1 television on Tuesday.

If these young women had been pardoned for their stunt, they would have continued the old way, and the whole thing would have ended up “far more tragically and with farther-reaching consequences,” he said.

“They had plans to emerge in restricted places, aboard a submarine, for instance,” Ranchenkov said.

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