Ah yes. So much more likely than a cock-up in manufacturing. First deep-vein thrombosis, then unrequited love. Evidence?
This was reported by the state-owned agency TASS: https://tass.ru/kosmos/5901117I've read the hole was made from the inside and couldn't have been made after the vacuum tests which is absurd. I have never heard of the discovery you mention when they did do their EVAs.