Russian Federation outlaws images of Putin as gay clown

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk Russia

The Justice Ministry formally added the image last week to its index of banned extremist materials. The photo caption reads: "They say there are many of them, but there aren't any among the people I know", suggesting that Putin is not straight.

The Justice Ministry was acting on a court ruling by the Central Regional Court of Tver which banned a number of images posted to social media by A. V. Tsvetkov.

A year later, the paper reported, Putin signed a law imposing prison sentences for people who give so much as thumbs-up to a forbidden online post.

Normally such a relaxed and understanding kind of guy, Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have gone and surprised everyone by banning a meme that depicts his face mocked up in drag.

Russian news outlets are having trouble reporting exactly which image of the Internet's many Putin-gay-clown memes is now illegal to share.

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The ban came as a result of a regional court's verdict from May 2016 - the court had banned dozens of images uploaded by one AV Tsvetkov between June 2013 and October 2014, including racist ones and one of Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Nazi uniforms, wearing makeup.

The flamboyant addition to the index of internet extremism comes in the wake of over 100 men getting rounded up in the semi-independent southern Russian Federation state of Chechnya in an anti-gay purge over the last two weeks.

M - Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the heads of delegations at the 14th meeting of heads of Commonwealth of Independent States member countries' security and intelligence agencies in Moscow on April 5, Kremlin said.

But it wasn't until six years later that homosexuality was dropped from a list of psychiatric disorders in Russian Federation.

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