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'Mr. Prime Minister, We Have A Few Questions'


"Vladimir Vladimirovich, We Have A Few Questions..."

"Vladimir Vladimirovich, We Have A Few Questions..."

A group of journalism students at Moscow State University (MGU) have replied to a calendar dedicated by their classmates to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on his birthday.

The new calendar "Vladimir Vladimirovich, We Have A Few Questions..." shows female journalism students with their mouths covered with two strips of yellow tape. Every two months is headlined by a political question:

"How will inflation affect bribes?"

"When will Khodorkovsky be freed?"

"Who killed Anna Politkovskaya?"

A Russian blogger has put up pictures from the calendar -- which is not being sold, but can be printed from her blog.

MGU's journalism department has not commented on the new calendar.

-- Ashley Cleek

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