Computer-Generated Potter Elf Based On Russian President?

Was the computer-generated elf Doby in the latest Harry Potter movie based on Russian president Vladimir Putin? “A Russian law firm is reportedly drawing up legal action against the special effects people who dreamt up Dobby, arguing that the ugly but caring elf has been modelled on Mr Putin. The Kremlin and Warner Bros, producer of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, have declined to comment but the controversy has stirred emotions in Russia.”