"> Name: Two Men Found Guilty in Russia Over Art That the State Deemed to Incite Hatred

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Russia and Central Asia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Religious

MediumPainting , Photography

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Artist: Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeyev

Confronting Bodies: The Russian Government

Date of Action: 2007-July 12. 2010

Specific Location: Sakharov Museum, Moscow, Russia

Description of Artwork: The art exhibit in question was entitled "Forbidden Art." There were many different pieces of art that were considered too dangerous. They included: a piece showing Mickey Mouse as Jesus Christ, a painting of the crucifixion with the head of Christ replaced by the Order of Lenin medal, an image of the Virgin Mary made out of caviar, and another of a Russian army general raping a soldier.

Description of Incident: The state charged the curators in 2007 with inciting hated.

Results of Incident: On July, 12 2010, they were found guilty of inciting hatred and were ordered to pay fines totaling over $11,000.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10595903.stm;

Submitted By: Paul

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