Police seize painting of Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing women’s underwear

Police in the Russian city of St Petersburg have seized a number of pieces of art, including a satirical portrait of President Vladimir Putin wearing women’s underwear, for violating undetermined laws.

Officers also removed a painting of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with his torso covered in prison tattoos, and two other pictures which poked fun at lawmakers who baked the country’s extremely controversial law banning the promotion of “non-traditional relationships”.

Police said the exhibition was in violation of certain laws already in place, however did not specify which. The country does have a law against insulting authorities, which carries a maximum prison term of a year.

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