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Russian Newscaster Seems to Flip Off Obama On-Air

Not so, says the station: But it still fired her
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2011 2:45 PM CST

(Newser) – Some things need no translation: A Russian newscaster has been fired after she raised her middle finger while mentioning Barack Obama in a news item, reports the Telegraph. The privately owned REN TV called the on-air move by Tatyana Limanova "unacceptable." The channel, though, added that Limanova was actually directing the bird toward staffers in the studio. Er, maybe? See the clip for yourself in the gallery at left. (Read more Russia stories.)

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