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Putin, Medvedev photos put in gonorrhea ad

Putin, Medvedev photos put in gonorrhea ad
Three men are facing prison for depicting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladmir Putin on a billboard ad for a clinic that treats STDs. avtonom.org)

MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Siberian police say they're seeking prison for three men suspected of placing photos of Russian officials on a billboard for a clinic that treats gonorrhea.

The Moscow Times said the billboard for the Barnaul medical clinic originally depicted gonorrhea and other ailments as ugly monsters and sported the slogan "Do you need such companions?"

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A local anarchist group is suspected to have added a row of unflattering photos of President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov and other officials, the newspaper said.

Police say they arrested three suspects, two of whom belong to the Barnaul Anarchist Movement. The men could face up to seven years in prison if charged and convicted of hooliganism, the report said.

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