Moscow has clarified that putting Vladimir Putin’s portrait in state buildings is just not obligatory, after police have been referred to as when a councilor tried to switch the President’s photograph with a portrait of legendary poet Alexander Pushkin. On Wednesday, at a gathering of Saint Petersburg’s City Council, native politician Nikita Yuferev, a councilor from the liberal opposition social gathering Yabloko, eliminated a portrait of Putin from the wall. Yuferev had beforehand substituted the photograph with an image of the legendary poet, but it surely had been taken down, and the president returned. In anger, the politician ripped the Russian chief’s picture into items.According to Ekaterina Kuznetsova, the chairperson of Yabloko in St Petersburg, the police have been referred to as by an worker of the native administration. However, there isn’t a legislation that the room have to be adorned with a photograph of Putin.“This is not regulated in any way. There are no instructions in this regard, and there can’t be,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov defined, chatting with Kommersant FM. “Of course. It’s unlikely that’d we’d like the fact that someone tore up a photo of Putin.”In Peskov’s opinion, a compromise could be to hold pictures of each Putin and Pushkin, and rapidly move on to different essential duties. Also on rt.com Putin says Germany & China are rising superpowers, US can’t ‘dominate’ anymore, and UK’s & France’s roles have ‘transformed’ Think your mates would have an interest? Share this story!