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A screenshot from Kommersant Vlast's homepage Dec. 27. (Credit:

Russian magazine editor Maxim Kovalsky was fired eariler this month because the magazine, Kommersant Vlast, “published a picture of a ballot paper from last week’s parliamentary vote with the words ‘Putin, go f— yourself’  scrawled in red ink,” according to the Guardian. The photo had the caption: A correctly filled out ballot recognised as invalid.”

The magazine’s publisher’s owner, Alisher Usmanov, called the photo and caption “petty hooliganism,” the Guardian reported.

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The publisher’s general director, Demyan Kudryavtsev, resigned because of the incident, according to the Guardian.  Kudryavtsev said his resignation was because “internal procedures and rules” weren’t followed.

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Russian Magazine Editor Fired after publishing Photo, Profane Message to Putin

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