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Dissident Artist Backs Putin And Wants To Return To Russia

Dissident artist Oleg Vorotnikov says he now supports President Vladimir Putin and wants to return to Russia if police there drop charges against him. In an interview with RFE/RL's Current Time TV, Vorotnikov told host Timur Olevskiy that he became disappointed with Russia's political opposition. The founding member of the art collective Voina (War) is currently in Prague where he is fighting extradition to Russia. He was involved in a series of high-profile stunts challenging Russian authorities and says he faces charges of resisting arrest. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV)