Putin not amused at being called “Russia’s phallic symbol”

Yet another Russian journalist has been put on trial.  This time, for satirising the President’s policy to raise the Russian birth-rate:

Vladimir Rakhmankov, the editor of the online publication “Kursiv,” went on trial on September 21 for running an article with the headline “Putin as Russia’s phallic symbol.”

Rakhmankov faces up to a year of jail time (also known as ‘corrective labour’) or a fine.

(Hat tip: La Russophobe).