Wednesday, 19. June 2013 - 04:06
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A Russian governor has been given a slapped wrist by sharp-eyed critics after he photo-shopped an 80,000 GBP watch out of his election posters to make him look more humble.
The original snap showed veteran politician Alexander Volkov - governor in the Udmurtia Republic for 19 years - sporting an exclusive gold Breguet Classique Grande Complication, which costs more to buy than his annual salary.
But a huge election poster put up near a local zoo shows Volkov wearing the same watch but with a fake, cheap face plastered over the original.
The slip was noticed by political bloggers in the republic who accused the governor of trying to deceive voters.
But a spokesman for the Governor Volkov claimed: "The first picture showing the Breguet watch was the fake. Some inexperienced artists had tried to make the governor's image more glamorous."
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