Accessibility links

Fighting The Kremlin With Nudity And Self-Harm

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky has made a name for himself, stirring both shock and controversy with his visually stunning protests involving public nudity, self-harm, or fire. He is currently in pretrial detention on vandalism charges, after setting fire to the entrance of the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in Moscow. But his private life is every bit as unorthodox as his public appearances. Warning: Contains disturbing scenes. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)