@PjotrSauer
Pjotr Sauer
10 days ago
Just to show what a decade can do… In 2011, the radical art collective Voina won a government sponsored award ($14k!) for a project that consisted of a 210-foot penis painted on a drawbridge in St. Petersburg which pointed at the FSB building! https://t.co/pAClWFeUSO https://t.co/ynlnufI82x
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@yaffaesque
Joshua Yaffa
10 days ago
Perhaps a banal observation, but when I moved to Moscow in 2012, things were certainly tense/fraught/etc, but idea that Navalny’s entire org would be banned as extremist and state could try to kill Dmitry Bykov with poison would have struck me as a bit too hard-core to imagine.
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@Harksong
Christine DeLong Carr aka “Cici”
10 days ago
@PjotrSauer Picture of bridge please. That would make my week.
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@johnhhaskell
Tintin au Pays des Soviets
10 days ago
@PjotrSauer I couldn't find anything about the $14,000 prize (maybe archived?) but I did find this on the wiki page for "Voina"
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@AricToler
Aric Toler
10 days ago
@PjotrSauer Would have to go back to the 90s, at least, for them to win an award for their chicken project
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@yungmuzhik
eliot rothwell
10 days ago
@PjotrSauer so in some ways things have improved
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