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Russian Broadcaster Off Air For Obscene Gesture


REN TV anchorwoman Tatyana Limanova appeared to "flip the bird" upon mentioning U.S. President Barack Obama's name.

REN TV anchorwoman Tatyana Limanova appeared to "flip the bird" upon mentioning U.S. President Barack Obama's name.

A well-known Russian TV anchor has been taken off the air after making an obscene gesture upon mentioning U.S. President Barack Obama during a live newscast.

Tatiana Limanova waved her middle finger a moment after mentioning Obama's name during a report on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the United States.

Limanova is an award-winning journalist and a host of a news show on the REN-TV private channel. It was unclear whether she had been suspended or fired.

compiled from agency reports

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