Circulating photos of Russian Vladimir Putin in drag can now land someone in prison. The Russian government updated its Federal List of Extremist Material on 30 March.
The Russian Federal List of Extremist Material includes Hitler’s book Mein Kampf and German Nazi propaganda film The Eternal Jew.Banned media also includes brochures by and about Jehovah’s Witnesses and research into the Beslan school siege which killed at least 385 people.
— Putin a Rainbow (@putinarainbow) August 27, 2013
Also among them is now an image of president Vladimir Putin in DRAG, henny.
‘A poster depicting a man resembling the president of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, with makeup on his face,’ the list describes it.
‘Painted eyelashes and lips, which, according to the author / authors of the poster, should serve as a hint of allegedly non-standard sexual orientation of the Russian president.’
Putin in make-up. Brilliant. pic.twitter.com/dasQgx70xs
— Richard Orange (@Richard_Orange) August 13, 2013
The description is very vague but according to the official entry it was previously used on Russian social network VKontakte.
The post, which also featured a non-specified critical quote about Putin voters, was originally posted by Alexander Tsvetkov.Individuals who violates this order and is found creating, owning or spreading these ‘extremist’ images can be fined or sentenced to prison time.
For a regular citizen, fines are between 1,000 and 3,000 Rubels.
Prison sentences can be up to 15 days.
Authorities can also seize any material or equipment, like printers, used to create the images.
Personally, I think PutIn Drag is a great drag name for a baby queen in Provincetown.