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Offline Cincinnatus

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Police seize painting of Vladimir Putin in a negligee
« on: August 28, 2013, 05:52:11 PM »


Police seized a painting of Russia's president and prime minister in women's underwear from a gallery in St Petersburg, saying the satirical display had broken unspecified laws.

The painting showed President Vladimir Putin wearing a tight-fitting slip and brushing the hair of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is wearing knickers and a bra.

The officers also removed a picture of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, his torso covered in tattoos, and two others poking fun at lawmakers who have backed legislation banning so-called gay propaganda, gallery staff said.

St Petersburg deputy Vitaly Mironov, whose face was combined with the gay rights movement's rainbow flag in one of the paintings, told Reuters the images were inappropriate and "of a distinctly pornographic character".

The police service said it had taken paintings from the "Museum of Power" gallery - based in two rooms of a flat - late on Monday after receiving reports they were illegal.

It gave no further detail but Russia does have a law against insulting authorities - an offence that carries a maximum one-year prison term.

Sorta reminds me of the reaction to the rodeo comic's mask of Obama but the penalties here may be worse (which probably irritates his Highness beyond measure).
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Re: Police seize painting of Vladimir Putin in a negligee
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 05:52:43 PM »
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