Pavel Durov, a 27-year-old tech entrepreneur from Russia (he founded the popular social network VKontakte) headed to his company’s St Petersburg office at the weekend, and threw 5,000-rouble ($160) notes out of the window.
As you might expect, chaos ensued.
Here’s Russian television footage of the money being thrown and the angry mob that forms below:
This video gives a closer look of the action at street level:
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