13:10 GMT23 June 2021
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    A number of Twitter users wondered why CIA would deem it necessary to classify a collection of jokes from the other side of the Iron Curtain.

    The US Central Intelligence Agency has recently declassified another cache of Cold War era documents which includes a list of Soviet jokes compiled by American agents in USSR.

    While the list was originally addressed to the agency’s deputy director, it was allegedly circulated among senior White House officials, and one of the jokes even made it to then-President Ronald Reagan himself, according to The Daily Mail.

    The joke goes as follows: "An American tells a Russia that the United States is so free that he can stand outside the White House and yell "to hell with Ronald Reagan. The Russian replies: 'That's nothing, I can stand outside the Kremlin and yell "to hell with Ronald Reagan too!"

    Some social media users were amused by this development, taking a trip down the memory lane and sharing what other Soviet period jokes they could remember on Twitter.

    ​Others however wondered why CIA would want to classify these jokes in the first place.


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