Russian MP's Obama with banana picture sparks racism debate Irina Rodnina tweeted doctored photo of US leader with fruit â€“ in country where black athletes are taunted with them regularly Irina Rodnina, who posted the doctored image on Twitter. Photograph: Mihail Mokrushin/RIA Novosti The doctored photograph of the US president looking at a banana that was posted on Twitter. Photograph: Propagandes.info | Propagandes.info Source: Russian MP's Obama with banana picture sparks racism debate | World news | theguardian.com [HR][/HR] Very unfortunate. The least that Ms. Rodnina can do, is offer an unconditional apology. That picture was malafide, and in very poor taste.