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Paint, urine and (fake) blood: Russia conservatives attack art shows

Heading to an exhibition of photographs of Ukrainian troops, Russian art lecturer Anton Belikov slipped a can of red paint into his pocket. Enraged by the images of pro-Kiev fighters on display at Moscow's Andrei Sakharov Centre, Belikov began spraying them with paint, and throwing them onto the floor. It was the second time in less than a week that conservative activists with powerful backers had targeted a Moscow exhibit showing images seen as harmful to Russia, as conflicts in Ukraine and Syria sharpen anti-Western moods.
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