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The 'Offensive' Work Of Belarus's HoodGraff

Snoop Dogg has released T-shirts and accessories featuring Belarusian embroidery patterns and professing the U.S. rapper's "love" for Belarus. The items were designed by HoodGraff, a group of street artists from the Belarusian city of Vitebsk. The artists chose to relocate to Russia earlier this year after being fined $1,700, a substantial sum in Belarus. Their offense: attempting to paint a mural of the late, internationally acclaimed Belarusian writer Vasil Bykov, a vocal critic of Lukashenka, during a street-art festival in Minsk. Here's a selection of some of HoodGraff's work.

The mural of Belarusian writer Vasil Bykov that got the group into trouble.
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The mural of Belarusian writer Vasil Bykov that got the group into trouble.

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