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Russian Renegades Make Out Like Bandits -- With Cops


Members of renegade Russian art group "Voina" have decided to shower the police with affection, literally.

A new video released today shows clips of young women approaching female police officers and kissing them -- or trying to kiss them -- on the mouth to the beat of the early 20th-century song "Down With The Police."



No strangers to controversy and provocative acts, Voina recently made waves when they painted a giant penis on a St. Petersburg drawbridge facing the local headquarters of the Federal Security Service.

In another recent stunt, the group overturned police cars in St. Petersburg. Two members were jailed for several months for that incident but were recently released on bail.

-- Brian Whitmore

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