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Russian Politician Told to Rename 'Freud's Sausage' Story

Vadim Dubichev

The name of a story written by the deputy head of Russia's Sverdlovsk gubernatorial administration in the Urals has been changed after its initial title, “Freud's Sausage,” was deemed “too eccentric” by the book's editors, author Vadim Dubichev told the Znak.com website on Wednesday.

The story has been renamed “The Rowanberry Revolution,” the report said, presumably after the Russian folk song "Rowanberry of the Urals."

The text — which appeared in the October edition of the Ural literary magazine — tells the story of a journalist covering the aftermath of a fictional electoral victory by the opposition and questions the objectivity of journalism, the regional news agency Ura.ru reported Wednesday.

The author described the story as “dystopian,” Znak.com reported.

Dubichev, a member of the ruling United Russia party, in 2013 spoke out against the election of Yevgeny Roizman as mayor in the regional capital Yekaterinburg.

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