Police Seize Portrait of Putin in Panties

The painting depicted Putin in a curve-hugging slip combing the hair of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

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A visitor takes a picture of the artwork entitled "Travesty" by Konstantin Altunin at an exhibition at the Muzei Vlasti (Museum of Authorities) in St. Petersburg August 15, 2013.

Russian police confiscated a painting of President Vladimir Putin in women’s underwear late Monday night, citing a law that prohibits mocking government authorities, The Guardian reports.

The painting depicted Putin in a curve-hugging slip combing the hair of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who was himself sporting a bra and underwear. Along with three additional paintings of other government officials, it was displayed at a small gallery called the Museum of Power, which operates out of two rooms of a St. Petersburg flat.

The gallery owner said the authorities shut him down and seized the paintings without explanation.

[The Guardian]

14 comments
tommyudo
tommyudo

In a spirit of generosity I'm willing to cut Liz some slack. It must not be easy to have to regularly defend the political history of a snarling egotist as a  father, who is reviled around the world as a draft dodger, a hunter with a bad aim, and also a war criminal. She is carrying a heavy burden.

RobbiePaul
RobbiePaul

Putin in women's panties...  doesn't shock me none!!  "Latent" would mean that even Putin himself "fights" certain urges and does not understand..I don't think that is the case.  I think with Putin you have a man that likes to BULLY other men...I think with Putin it is power and the power to bully.  I don't think Putin latent... I think you have a man that bullies over other men...  I think he fully expresses homosexual and it is (homosexual) about domination and control .

garyjza
garyjza

The South Africa Panting of the president the spear ! Jacob Zuma so funny!  

DougBade
DougBade

America runs on dunkin, U.K. runs on tea, Russia runs on everything society deems ''bad''...homophobia,vodka,brawling and big burly staches....hmmm....(buying passport)....never thought of it that way.....

aboutbebout
aboutbebout

Some pervert's delight.  Why report this?

MerrilySnider
MerrilySnider

I would love to have seen that!  It would be even more effective if it had a rainbow flag on it somewhere.

Blastoff
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Man- he looks like he is soooo in the closet.  Why doesn't he just come out and be himself? He might even smile once in awhile.