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RAWR Police Seize Putin Underwear Picture Yelena Palm/Interpress, via AP

Police Seize Putin Underwear Picture

I see Paris, I see France, I see Vladimir Putin’s underpants. A provocative painting featuring Russia’s president in a tight-fitting slip was removed from a gallery in St. Petersburg on Wednesday after it was deemed illegal. The image, which also depicts Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in women’s underwear, breaks a law in Russia that bans the spread of “gay propaganda.” The owner of the Russian gallery, Alexander Donskoy, said the police shut down his business without a warrant. “We have been given no formal documents banning us from operating and no receipt confirming our petty cash was seized.”

August 28, 2013 11:16 AM

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