12 Feb 2020 15:32

'Icons' with Putin's image are inappropriate - Kremlin

MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) - "Icons" bearing the image of Russian President Vladimir Putin are inappropriate, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, adding that the president also has negative feelings about it.

"We don't welcome this. And the president himself doesn't welcome this. This can hardly be called an icon. Such images would probably be inappropriate," Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

The media reported earlier, citing a report by Arkady Chaplygin, chairman of the bar association Prizyvnik, that an "icon" bearing Putin's image was available for sale at the Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg. Chaplygin posted a photo of the souvenir on his Twitter account on January 20.