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Dissident Russian Artist To Ask For Asylum In Czech Republic

Facing possible extradition to Russia, dissident artist Oleg Vorotnikov plans to apply for asylum in the Czech Republic. He was released from custody in Prague on September 21, and promised not to leave the Czech capital as authorities decide whether he should be sent to Russia to face charges of hooliganism. As a founding member of the art collective Voina (War), Vorotnikov was involved in a series of high-profile stunts challenging Russian authorities. (YouTube: Voina, Reuters)