On Tuesday, at a Russian government research and development office in St. Petersburg, employees held what they claimed was an American costume party of some sort. One employee, Anastasia Storozhilova, a 23-year-old engineer who works there, thought what they did was so awesome that she tweeted a photograph from the party saying, "Today at the office we hanged a black man." After a firestorm erupted online, she first deleted the tweet, then her Twitter account, then her Facebook account. The damage is already done. Speaking to Russian press, Storozhilova tried to explain the racist stunt away by claiming they were reenacting old American movies, but that excuse doesn't really pass muster.