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Friday, February 16, 2018

Putin’s pre-election slogan “borrowed” from Ukrainian oligarch

Campaign slogan again running for President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin — “a Strong President — a strong Russia” — to the point of confusion coincides with a similar slogan of the Ukrainian oligarch Sergei Tigipko, who went to the polls in 2010 with the words “Strong President — strong country”.

photo: censor.net.ua

The coincidence drew the attention of the “Open Russia”, noting that it was “pure plagiarism”.

The current slogan of Putin placed, in particular, on his official campaign website, in addition I is going to supporters of Putin who put forward him as a candidate.

The head 90 of the Ukrainian “PrivatBank” Tigipko was subsequently Minister of economy and head of the national Bank of the country, in 2004, headed the election headquarters of Viktor Yanukovych, and created the party “Strong country”.

In 2010, Tihipko tried to run for President, advocating integration with the EU and the refusal of the Russian language the state status. In the end, he was able to take third place with 13% of votes and entered the generated by the Yanukovych government.

Policies recent years steadily took place in the Ukrainian Forbes list.

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