Also, a very real Russian submarine was discovered off Sweden a few months ago. Turns out it sank 100 years ago. It was an interesting find regardless as it belongs to one of the earliest proper types of submarines that saw Russian (Imperial as it were) service. In this case, the military didn't say diddly squat about it though. This piece of marine archaeology was a private initiative and the guys who found it had been looking for this particular submarine for quite a while, since its sinking during WW1 was rather well-known and records of its demise (including rough information about where it sank) were publicly available. They knew very well that media would lose interest quickly had they made that clear from the beginning though, so for a little while they put out cryptic comments suggesting it was somehow related to later, more well-known submarine dramas. This approach proved successful as media went absolutely crazy with it as expected, its journalists doing next to no own research about it (which had it been done would instantly have led them onto that particular 100-year old submarine). Some people (belonging to the same bunch that have entertained all the earlier stories) later suggested that it was all in fact a Russian "psychological operation" designed to cast doubt over the aforementioned later submarine allegations, since one of the guys on this expedition was in fact a Russian from a Russian Navy-related museum. The farce thus continues - everything has to be about Russians with ulterior motives, everything, no matter what it is. Now, it was no wonder that the media craziness eventually led to a lot of sarcastic remarks from the Russian side. I mean, who can blame them? But interestingly, the first thing that popped into people's heads was that it was a cunning Russian plan to begin with, not that it was the fault of our media and the Swedish wreck hunters who have been known for ages for being notorious attention seekers (putting out crazy stories about sunken UFOs and what not for years, not kidding). Nope, the paranoiacs simply pointed to the Russian museum guy who joined the expedition and that was all it took to "prove" Putins hand in it. Thus the farce continues.