Russian police seize books criticizing Putin

DPA – Russian police have seized 100,000 copies of a book criticizing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the website of government opponent Garry Kasparov reported Wednesday. The book, titled “Putin. Results. 10 years,” was being transported by truck when the vehicle was stopped by police on what described as a flimsy pretext.

The police said the seizure was due to a lack of valid documentation, according to the Interfax news agency. The book, written by former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov and economist Vladimir Milov, questions the “myth” of Putin, blaming him for rampant corruption and growing poverty. “We want everyone in the country to know who Vladimir Putin really is,” Nemtsov said at a recent launch of the book.