The director has said that he wants to show that “there is no separate Ukraine… When two drops of mercury are near each other, they will unite. You’ve seen this. Exactly in the same way, our two peoples are united.” Fighting words directed at the heart of the Orange Revolution.
I have not seen this. I went into a panic when we broke a mercury thermometer. There was one droplet and we cleaned it up incredibly swiftly before any of it evaporated.
Putin, on the other hand, would probably play with it and use it as props on military maps to represent armies. Then, lick his fingers. Like Wolfowitz licked his hand in Fahrenheit 911. This is one reason why no one wants the Russians in NATO.