Russian election authorities reject candidate named Stalin
Feb 11, 2011, 12:37 GMT
Moscow - A regional Russian electoral authority has rejected a candidate named Stalin, his party, A Just Russia, told the news agency Interfax on Friday.
Dmitry Stalin, no relation to the Soviet dictator who died in 1953, was officially barred from elections in the Siberian district of Khanty-Manziysk because he had not deposited his campaign money in a special fund as stipulated by regulations.
A Just Russia said it would protest the ruling under the slogan 'Stalin encourages democracy' and claimed he had only been disqualified because of his name.
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