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Perm Governor Fined for Speeding

In an unusual show of equality before the law, Perm Governor Oleg Chirkunov was fined 300 rubles ($10) by traffic police for driving above the speed limit.

An automated roadside camera clocked Chirkunov’s car speeding above the permitted 50 kilometers per hour.

The governor, who reported the incident on his LiveJournal blog, published a receipt confirming that he had paid the fine. But he also criticized the police for introducing a speed limit where it was not needed and sending the ticket to his old address.

It was unclear how fast he had been driving.

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