Some updates on this (admittedly quite bizarre) story are at http://sbseminar.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/bizarre-persecution-of-russian-mathematician/
Russian mathematician Misha Verbitsky was recently arrested at an airport as he tried to leave the country. Why? It's a confusing story, but the problem seems to be that he made fun of the ultranationalist Igor Pugach, who claims to have the trademarked the idea of wearing a beard.
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