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Russia bans picture of Putin in full makeup

A picture depicting Vladimir Putin in false eyelashes and makeup was added to the Russian Justice Ministry's list of banned "extremist" materials, because it implies "the supposed nonstandard of sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation," according to the Guardian.

Why this matters: Images depicting Putin in drag have become more widespread in the years since Russia passed a law banning propaganda about "nontraditional sexual relations."