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02.21.11 Marina Galperina

Today, imprisoned Voina protest artist Oleg Vorotnikov has been granted bail of $10,300 due to the prolonged nature of the pre-trial. He has been judged unlikely to skip out on bail. Leonid Nikolaev’s hearing is tomorrow. […]

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02.18.11 Marina Galperina

Tats Cru voiced their support for the Voina cause by spray painting this mural on Leroy Street in Manhattan. It says: “Free Voina… and all political artists.” Like these? […]

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02.15.11 Marina Galperina

Imprisoned Voina artist Oleg Vorotnikov’s appeal over the illegal terms his arrest was rejected yesterday; Leonid Nikolaev’s hearing was delayed. Voina artist have now been in Russia’s notorious central prison for more than 3 months pre-trial. Not Oleg’s “fuck ’em!” power fist, televised from his cage to the court. […]

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02.14.11 Marina Galperina

Renegade art group Voina has been nominated and shortlisted for the contemporary art State Prize Innovation for their June 2010 Work of Visual Art – the epic graffiti bombing of a major St Petersburg draw bridge with a “Giant Galactic Space Dick” that rose promptly at 2:00 am in front of the offices of Russia’s […]

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01.24.11 Marina Galperina

Friday, Voina artist Oleg Vorotnikov’s case was once again rejected by a politically motivated court. His lawyer’s complaints of police misconduct and unlawful terms of incarceration were rejected as Oleg attempted to hear the hearing through a malfunctioning video intercom. Details and video of Kasper below. […]

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01.19.11 Marina Galperina

When Voina artists’ pre-trial incarceration was extended another month on Friday in St. Petersburg, the judge declined their bail offer – $66,500 for each, adding up to the exact amount Banksy’s aid — citing “lack of information about the person providing the money.” And there it is, Banky’s anonymity, worth a million yet useless in […]

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01.14.11 Marina Galperina

Despite some of Russia’s most respected cultural figures, curators and historians testifying in support of Voina activist Oleg Vorotnikov, the artist has been sentenced to another month in prison, just like Voina’s president. They are being held until February 24th without bail. […]

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Marina Galperina

It’s evening in St. Petersburg and after a day in court, protest art-group Voina’s prez Leonid Nikolaev (Bucket Man) has been sentenced to another month in prison for “disrespecting the government.” Oleg Vorotnikov’s case is being decided right now. By law, they can’t hold Oleg a day longer without a new sentence. […]

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01.13.11 Marina Galperina

In about 10 hours, Voina’s Oleg Vorotnikov and Lenja Nikolaev will appear before a St. Petersburg judge, marking two months of the artist activists’ imprisonment that could be extended. Meanwhile, Oleg’s son and Voina heir Kasper the Striking Falcon is growing up fast. His mother, Koza, is in hiding. […]

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01.10.11 Marina Galperina

On January 7th, Russia’s protest group DSPA laid some permanent street art up on the wall of the St. Petersburg jail where two members of the notorious art group Voina are imprisoned. The affixed fauxthentic marble plaque proclaimed Voina’s glory from the future. […]

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