A member of the Russian parliament accused the Kremlin of using chemicals to induce the torrential downpours that soaked tens of thousands of demonstrators at an anti-Putin demonstration, causing them to disband more than an hour before the protest was scheduled to end. Opposition leader Ilya Ponomaryov wrote on his blog. "An anomalously high content of silver iodide" was found in rainwater collected during the day and analyzed by chemists.

But if Putin was a rainmaker, wouldn’t he do something about the drought that is destroying Russian agriculture?
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