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United Russia, OMON, and Thievery

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Putin’s party United Russia launched their new Web site today. It featured a large image in the center of its frontpage with a pseudo-3D city (inside the blue circle):

Front page of United Russia`s Web site

Front page of United Russia's Web site (clickable)

In the lower left part of the image you can see OMON (riot police) troops shoot at civilians (a peaceful demonstration?):

OMON Shooting at Civilians

OMON shooting at civilians

Russian bloggers quickly found that this picture had been stolen from the Web site of Orange Label design studio. Only a few changes have been made: for instance, the United Russia’s designers changed the words on the car from “SWAT” to “ОМОН” (OMON).

PS: The image has already disappeared from the front page but it is still on their server.

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Written by Oleg Kozlovsky

November 21, 2008 at 00:46

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