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Artist burns entrance of former KGB headquarters

Monday, November 09, 2015 - 00:36

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky was detained in Moscow after briefly setting fire to the entrance of the headquarters of the FSB security service, the successor to the Soviet KGB. Rough Cut – subtitled (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Radical political performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky is under arrest after lighting the wooden doors of the FSB headquarters on fire. Russia's FSB security service is the successor to the KGB. The 31-year-old artist posed for this photograph just before his detention. Pavlensky has named his statement "Threat," and says it's meant to bring attention to the agency's tactics. His lawyer says he could face charges of arson and petty hooliganism.

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Artist burns entrance of former KGB headquarters

Monday, November 09, 2015 - 00:36