Stephen Colbert does Russia.

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No one can stop talking about Russia.

The starting date for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s “Russia Week” has finally been unveiled: July 17. Finally, you’ll get to see the host’s visits to Moscow and St. Petersburg, where he gets some face-to-face time with the Russian people. 

There’s also his interview on Russian late-night TV show Evening Urgant, in which he apparently did vodka shots, and learned how to live like an oligarch in the vein of Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. 

“I was asked to go to Russia by an acquaintance I knew from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant to meet with an individual who I was told might have information helpful to my show,” Stephen Colbert said in a statement. “Donald Trump Jr.’s father knew nothing of the meeting or these events. Or evidently, much else.” 

In a reply to Donald Trump’s tweet denying tapes or recordings made of fired FBI director James Comey on June 22, Colbert said he’d go and find them in Russia.

On the following Monday, Colbert spoke about the supposedly “secret” trip on his show.

Given the increasing curiosity in Trump and his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

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