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12.27.10 Marina Galperina

Viral-famous for their epic bombing of St. Petersburg Bridge and notorious in Russia for their anti-authoritarian activism, the art-group Voina is now known for having two of their members arrested in a targeted raid by Moscow’s anti-extremism police, beaten, imprisoned and facing a seven year sentence for turning over a cop car. Since then, as […]

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12.20.10 Marina Galperina

This Saturday, protesters gathered in Central Square in Moscow to show support for Voina’s two imprisoned activist artists. 200 citizens and artists showed up to protest, despite the freezing 12 °F weather, including curator Andrei Yerofeyev who, earlier this year, was persecuted and almost gulag-ed for a “controversial” exhibit. See captions for sign translations and […]

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12.14.10 Marina Galperina

Voina artists plead not guilty to charges of hooliganism+ in St. Petersburg court and refused to testify. Now with a fat defense fund from Banksy and deserved mainstream media attention, things are looking brighter for our fave artctivists and the most radical toddler in Russia. […]

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12.13.10 Marina Galperina

This weekend, Banksy released a record edition of prints — a total of 175 — and instantly sold out of them. He’s donating all $125,000 of the proceeds to Voina’s legal defense fund. Two pivotal members of Russia’s radical activist art group are currently facing 7 years in prison for their turning over a cop […]

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11.30.10 Marina Galperina

Two artists from the renegade art group Voina (“War”) are still jailed in St. Petersburg after being hunted down and roughly arrested. They’re in danger of getting a seven year sentence over an artistic act of protest, a.k.a. cop-cruiser turn-over. If you’re too paranoid/cautious to sign a petition, you can still help. And here’s a […]

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11.18.10 Marina Galperina

Members of the ultra elusive, notorious protest art group Voina were hunted down and arrested in Moscow earlier this week. In September, Voina overturned a cop car at the site of a royal reformer’s assassination in 1801 and locked the cops inside the castle with a bike chain to bring attention to the corruption within the […]

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10.25.10 Marina Galperina

Don’t have a costume yet? Not to worry. Here are some cheap and DIY Halloween wears you can slap together in no time. As culled from ANIMAL’s Slav Beat, behold: the ex-Russian spy Anna Chapman, the topless Ukrainian feminists of FEMEN, the meme-riffic Trololo YouTube sensation, the man that has the opulence, Voina’s Bucket Man […]

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09.20.10 Marina Galperina

Last week, St Petersburg art-group Voina overturned a cop car in nine seconds. Welcome to Chapter 2 of Fuck [It] Yourself! – Voina’s protest art/survivor Handbook. […]

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08.04.10 Marina Galperina

Voina’s leader and fugitive Lenya Yebotiy (Lenya “Fucked”) just gave an interview to a Russian paper. He spoke about the art group’s process and the purpose of epic bridge dicking, vagina chicken-smuggling and attacking federal agents’ cars with buckets on his head. […]

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07.26.10 Marina Galperina

Russia’s shock/protest art group Voina takes it to the next level of WTF with their latest action, “How to Snatch a Chicken: A Tale of How One Cunt fed the Whole of the Group Voina.” Now picture that in the most literal and unhygienic way possible… Yup. You may remember them from previous actions, like […]

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