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LONDON — If you Google “Vladimir Nikolaev,” mayor of Vladivostok, 2007,” you will come up with an interesting story about how he was recently arrested. You will also find stories about how he resisted arrest, but finished up in handcuffs.

Nikolaev has a long history of allegations of criminal activities. He was in prison for a while, where he was allegedly known as Winnie the Pooh. It is also alleged that he used flame-throwers to support his arguments.

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