Micheal Idov of The Daily Beast has an alternately funny and chilling—but really, mostly chilling—tale of how several men who’ve given the Russian government a bit of trouble, including the editor of Newsweek’s Russian version, found apparently surreptitiously recorded, smutty, druggy tapes of themselves made public.

Lesson: beware of Russian models bearing narcotics.

Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.