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 November 23, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Elections authorities in Nizhny Novgorod prohibited the Communists from satirizing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in caricatures because he did not give him permission for it, Kommersant reported Wednesday.

Putin’s likeness was featured in leaflets that the party distributed in the region ahead of the State Duma vote on Dec. 4, the report said.

But the region’s elections committee banned the leaflets, saying images of real people can only be used in campaigning with their explicit permission, the committee’s deputy head, Alexander Ivanov, told the daily.

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