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Russian official: 'I suggest the US deliver its astronauts to the ISS with a trampoline'

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A new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia hasn't seemed to dim Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin's sense of humor.

While the White House insists that the sanctions put in place to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine are causing pain, Rogozin -- a well-known prankster on social media -- reminded Americans of a way they need Russia, tweeting: "After analysing the sanctions against our space industry I suggest the US delivers its astronauts to the ISS with a trampoline."


Rogozin is one of several top Russian officials targeted by the sanctions. But he's also in charge of Russia's space industry, which means he controls the company that makes the rocket engines used to put U.S. spy satellites into orbit.
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