The Kemlin has accused the British government and film industry of basing the character of Dobbie the house elf in the Harry Potter films on President Putin.
In a row that has been simmering for 4 years and was reported by the BBC back in 2003, Russians say that they believe that J.K. Rowling's books are "anti-Russian" and that Dobbie was deliberately made to look like and act like their President Vladimir Putin.
A Kremlin spokesman said "Everyone knows that Putin walks around the Kremlin wearing nothing more than a towel, cooks meals and cleans other people's houses. It has been so ever since the Russian Mafia came to power. We're furious that the West has found out about this."
Dobbie is a likeable character who saves Harry Potter's life early on in the story and develops a deep bond with the young wizard. Contrary to rubbish articles written by Doshing Skank, which have regrettably found their way into TheSpoof.com, he is not a perverted creature who lives inside Harry's bottom.
We asked nice J.K. Rowling whether Dobbie was based on President Putin and she replied "Hell no, the Dobbie character was actually based on Tony Blair's relationship with George Bush. He was certainly not based on Vladimir Putin. Voldemart, on the other hand, was based on Vladimir Putin."