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Russian Millionaire Tosses Paper Money Planes Out of Office Window, Laughs as People Brawl Over Them

Pavel Durov, founder of the popular Russian Facebook-alike VKontakte, took a bread-and-circuses approach to generosity over the weekend, spending time with VK's vice president tossing paper airplanes made of money out of the company's St. Petersburg offices.

A crowd soon formed outside the building, eager to catch every 5,000-rouble ($160) bill Durov and his cohort were throwing. As tends to happen in these situations, the scene quickly devolved into an all-out brawl.

"People turned into dogs as they were literally attacking the notes," said one eyewitness. "They broke each other's noses, climbed the traffic lights with their prey just like monkeys. Shame on Durov!"

For his part, the 27-year-old, whose net worth is valued at some $260 million, appeared to be enjoying the commotion, reportedly "laughing and filming" as people trampled over each other in desperation. He later claimed he was simply hoping to create "a festive atmosphere," and stopped as soon as "people turned into animals."

Despite online critics calling his experiment "too cruel," Durov promised that "more such actions are to follow."

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The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.
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So it didn't look or feel fake at all?

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^ The money was real.

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The real life Monty Burns?
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^ The money was real.
Oh, Jesus. I was assuming it was fake for some reason. WTF. Yes, I'm stupid.

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Am I an asshole for thinking this is hilarious?

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Thought it was funny too.

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The man is redistributing his wealth. I don't see what the problem is.

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My father used to say his biggest wish is to do exactly the same.
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In his position I'd probably either get p'd off and stop. Or I'd see if I could bring some order to things.

It's also interesting to me that the quoted eyewitness blames Durov for the people's behaviour.

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The rich and the funny games they play

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If it had been me down there I would have given him the middle finger though, I hate these rich assholes who think of normal people as of 'stupid ants' only because they're richer, when they're inferior compared to the 'ants' in many other ways.

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Hilarious,

watching the plebs fight over money,

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