Tsvetkov was convicted but wasn't ordered to pay a fine or do time in prison. Russia bans images depicting Putin in makeup. Subscribe to get the week's top stories from The DP and beyond, meticulously curated for parents and alumni, delivered directly to your inbox. Putin blames Americans for election meddling. Print Edition of The Daily Pennsylvanian Get our beautiful print editions delivered to your doorstep every week.
It has been fiercely opposed by gay rights groups in Russia and beyond as well as by other human rights groups and the political opposition in Russia.
9: Gay Clowns
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VK is the Russian equivalent of Facebook. The court added that, according to Tsvetkov, the image hints at "an allegedly non-standard sexual orientation of the Russian president. Putin, wearing face makeup -- painted eyelashes and lips. Stay plugged into Penn with this daily newsletter rounding up all of the top headlines from across The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. They are widely known online as the "gay clown" meme -- although not all the images resemble clowns. US-Russia relations after Trump's first year.