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Russian Newspaper Closed Over Religious Cartoon Supporting Jyllands-Posten

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In Volgograd, the Russian government shuts down Gorodskiye Vesti (City News), a newspaper that published a cartoon depicting Muhammad, Jesus, Moses, and Buddha.

The newspaper's assets are to be liquidated immediately, even though they did not publish the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons which have sparked riots around the world and even though the cartoon depicts the religious figures in a respectful manner. In fact, Muslims in Russia have expressed no particular concern about the cartoon; all of the complaints come from United Russia, the pro-Putin political party.

President Vladimir V. Putin himself says:

"One has to think a hundred times before publishing something, doing something or drawing something."

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