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Russian strongman Vladimir Putin in lingerie!

August 28, 2013 12:49 IST

Russian police have reportedly raided an art gallery in St Petersburg to seize a painting that depicted President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in lingerie.

The 'Museum of Power' art gallery had the painting on display showing Vladimir Putin in a slip dress combing the hair of Dmitry Medvedev, who is shown wearing a bra.

According to Fox News, authorities said that the satirical piece had broken unspecified laws.

A Russian law against insulting authorities carries a one-year prison term for some offenders. 

Gallery staff said that the police also removed a painting that depicted the head of the Russian Orthodox Church covered in tattoos and others that poked fun at Russian lawmakers who backed anti-gay laws. 

The art gallery was shut down and its owner, Alexander Donskoy, called the police's actions as amounting to illegal seizure, the report added.

Source: ANI