GEOPOLITICAL experts believe that the danger of Russia initiating a third world war within the next few months is scarcely more than one in three.
The country’s recent currency collapse, increasing tendency to invade neighbours and leader who hears mocking voices in his head are thought to be nothing for anyone to concern themselves until February at least.
History professor Dr Mary Fisher said: “Honestly, everyone should be more worried about whether Ben Haenow makes Christmas number one.
“Yes, economic catastrophe does tend to lead to wars of unrestrained aggression, and yes in this case there is already a dictator in place, but I wouldn’t be surprised if actual formal war still hasn’t started by the new series of Game of Thrones.”
Estate agent Tom Logan said: “It’s probably silly, but I had got a bit worked up that a crisis in a nuclear-weapon state led by a wounded demagogue with expansionist ambitions could mean trouble.
“But now I know that we’re safe until probably April, June at the very latest, I can really enjoy my final Christmas.”