Russia shuts down gallery that mocked country's law
August 29 , 2013
Russian authorities are not allowing those opposing the anti-gay law to use mockery against the government. Cops removed several gallery paintings that mocked Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Paintings that made fun of the anti-gay law and the head of the Orthodox church in Russia were removed as well.
The owner of the gallery said the police shut it down without offering an explanation. The police said they raided the place after receiving complaints regarding illegal paintings.
"I'm very afraid in this situation," the owner said. "Because today the authorities can do whatever they want."
It's not clear as to what laws had been broken but insulting the Russian authorities comes with a one-year sentence.