Russia Bans Image ‘Hinting’ That Putin i̶s̶ ̶G̶a̶y̶ Digs Barry Manilow

Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin have long lampooned him with altered photographs that circulate widely on the Internet, many of which mock the macho photo-ops that he is renowned for.

But publishing a retouched photograph of Putin’s face made up in drag — suggesting he is gay — could now have serious consequences.