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Scenes From the Underground: Voina Declares War on Russian Philistines
Scenes From the Underground: Voina Declares War on Russian Philistines

Author(s): Vladimir Kozlov
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Transitions Online
Keywords: Russia; art group; International Workers Day; Voina members; Leningrad music scene; perestroika; jail; international artists;

Summary/Abstract: A Russian public-art collective embarrassed the authorities with public sex and a gigantic phallus, but it was their attack on the police that stung officials into taking action against group members. This is the first in a series of articles examining underground and fringe cultural scenes in Eastern Europe.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 04/12
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: English