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'Putin Party' in Question

A posh Moscow nightclub gained some publicity, but risked angering Prime Minister Vladimir Putin by announcing a "Putin Party" next week.

Billboards advertising the party at Rai, or Paradise, bear the slogan "Spring is coming. I want … the prime minister," Lifenews.ru reported Tuesday.

Putin was named as the prime object of desire by the club's female staff, beating the likes of Bruce Willis, David Beckham and Che Guevara, the report said.

But Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told RIA-Novosti that the organizers did not request permission to use the prime minister's name, which may constitute copyright infringement. Peskov did not say whether Putin has plans to sue over the party.

(MT)

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