Russian State-Run News: Miami Is A ‘Rebellious Breakaway Region’

Russia just launched a new government funded news outlet called Sputnik earlier this week, and published an article with a description of Miami that is raising eyebrows.

Referring to a recent resolution by South Miami officials who want Florida split into two states, the website describes Miami as a ‘rebellious breakaway region’. Miami is lumped together with other areas that have active secessionist movements such as Scotland and Catalonia, although the essay does clarify that Miami is looking to form a state and not a nation.

The website goes on to write that one way or another, Miami won’t be under the jurisdiction of Tallahassee soon, since rising water levels mean that the area will be lost to sea.