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Russia: Blogger Throws Shoe at Samara Mayor

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, RuNet Echo

Looks like political shoe-throwing is becoming mainstream not only in Iraq. The world has seen the sixth case recently, when, during a press conference, Vitaly Papilkin (aka LJ user papilkin [1] [RUS]) threw his shoe at Samara mayor Viktor Tarhov, elected to his post in one of Russia's largest cities (pop. 1.13 million) in 2007. Two YouTube videos [RUS] of the incident are available – Video 1 [2] and Video 2 [3].