Paper Apologizes for Putin Lies in Print

BENT OUT OF SHAPE Putin, Kabaeva (inset)

Aaaand now comes the retraction of the Putin ‘n’ cheatin’ story in billionaire oligarch Alexander Lebedev‘s Moskovsky Korrespondent. The paper accused him of not only dumping his wife but marrying former bendy beauty Alina Kabaeva. We speculated previously that the rumor was planted by an anti-“liberal” faction of the government to make Putin and his pal Lebedev look foolish. That it did—just read the translation of the lengthy apology/retraction/mea culpa published today (translated from Russian by Google):

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